US Army Corps of Engineers to begin Donlin Gold Scoping Meeetings Monday, Jan. 14
The US Army Corps of Engineers invites you to participate in the Donlin Gold Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. Donlin Gold, LLC, proposes to develop an open pit gold mine in Southwest Alaska, 10 miles north of the village of Crooked Creek on the Kuskokwim River. A 313-mile natural gas pipeline from Cook Inlet to the mine site is also proposed as the energy source for the mine.
The proposed mine requires many federal and state permits. The EIS provides the basis for the US Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies to evaluate federal permit applications.
The EIS Milestones include two major opportunities for the public to ask questions, identify concerns, and offer ideas. The upcoming scoping meetings are an important opportunities for you to get involved. You can help to identify the questions and concerns that should be addressed in the EIS. You can also get involved by submitting comments.
The scoping meeting schedule is noted below. Meetings are held throughout the project area. Please scroll down to find the meeting nearest to your community. Teleconferencing will be available; to request teleconference for a particular meeting, please contact us. Specific dates and locations will be posted as soon as available. Dial-in available 30 minutes after the start of every meeting: (888) 369-1427 access code 2611427.
The first public meetings will be:
Monday, January 14, 2013
Yup’iit Piciryarait Cultural Center
Tuesday, January 15th, 2013
Aniak High School
Wednesday, January 16th, 2013
Tribal Council Office
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Wilda Marston Theatre
We will schedule further meetings as follows:
Quinhagak • Kipnuk • Nunapitchuk • Akiak
Toksook Bay • Hooper Bay • Emmonak • Saint Mary’s
Holy Cross • McGrath