U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Review of Pebble Mine Permit Application
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reviewing a Clean Water Act permit application from the Pebble Limited Partnership. The Corps issued a Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) under the National Environmental Policy Act and a draft Clean Water Act Section 404 permit public notice in February 2019. For more information, visit the Corps’ Pebble Project EIS website.Exit
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EPA Withdraws the 2014 Proposed Determination
In July 2019, EPA withdrew its 2014 Proposed Determination issued under section 404(c) of the Clean Water Act (CWA) for the use of the Pebble Deposit Area in Southwest Alaska as a disposal site associated with mining of the deposit.
- Federal Register Notice of Decision To Withdraw Proposed Determination – August 30, 2019
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of the Withdrawal of the 2014 Proposed Determination
In June 2019, EPA issued a memorandum directing EPA Region 10 to resume consideration of the withdrawal of the July 2014 Proposed Determination.
EPA Suspends Withdrawal of Proposed Determination
In January 2018, after hearing directly from stakeholders and the people of Alaska, EPA suspended its process to withdraw proposed restrictions on mining in Bristol Bay.
2017 Settlement Agreement
2014 Proposed Determination
- Read the Executive Summary and Proposed Determination
View all public comments on the proposal (links to docket on regulations.gov)