The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing a Clean Water Act permit application from the Pebble Limited Partnership and has started the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process under the National Environmental Policy Act. The Corps is the lead agency to develop the EIS, and EPA is a cooperating agency. The Corps initiated a public scoping of the EIS on April 1, 2018, and issued a Draft EIS for public review in February 2019. runs from March 1 through May 30, 2019.
EPA Suspends Withdrawal of Proposed Determination
After hearing directly from stakeholders and the people of Alaska, EPA is suspending its process to withdraw proposed restrictions on mining in Bristol Bay. Learn more about EPA's decision not to withdraw proposed restrictions.
2014 Proposed Determination
In July 2014, EPA Region 10 initiated a process to protect one of the world’s most valuable salmon fisheries, in Bristol Bay, Alaska, from the risks posed by a mine at the Pebble deposit.
- Read the Executive Summary and Proposed Determination
- View all public comments on the proposal (links to docket on regulations.gov)