Public Comments and Hearings on the 2022 Proposed Determination
EPA Region 10 is soliciting public comments regarding its Section 404(c) Proposed Determination to prohibit and restrict the use of certain waters in the Bristol Bay watershed as disposal sites for the discharge of dredged or fill material associated with mining the Pebble Deposit.
Comments on the proposed determination must be submitted on or before September 6, 2022 (extended from July 5).
Submit written comments, identified by Docket ID No. EPA–R10–OW–2022–0418, by one of the following methods:
- Federal eRulemaking Portal (recommended method): Follow the online instructions at http://www.regulations.gov for submitting comments.
- Email: Send an email to email@example.com and include the docket number EPA–R10–OW–2022–0418 in the email subject line.
- Mail: Send your original comments and three copies to: Water Docket, Environmental Protection Agency, Mail Code 2822T, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20460, Attention: Docket ID No. EPA-R10-OW-2022-0418.
EPA Region 10 held the following in-person and virtual public hearings to obtain public testimony and comment on the 404(c) Proposed Determination:
June 16 – Dillingham, Alaska
Dillingham Middle/High School
June 16 – Virtual hearing (via Zoom webinar)
June 17 – Newhalen, Alaska
Newhalen Community Bingo Hall
EPA encourages commenters to provide the agency with a copy of their oral testimony electronically by emailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We also recommend submitting the text of your oral comments as written comments to the docket via the Federal eRulemaking Portal (see written comments above).
For questions about how to submit comments or about the public hearings, please contact Suzanne Skadowski (email@example.com), 206-553-2160.