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- Scoping Report – Released August 2013 (1.3 MB)
- Draft EIS* - Released November 2015
- Draft 10/404 Permit Application
- Draft EIS†
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- High Resolution Visual Simulation Figures
- Yup’ik Language Podcast – Introduction to the Draft EIS
Segment 1: Introduction and Chapter 1 - Purpose and Need (33.4 MB)
Chapter 1 outlines the roles and responsibilities of the agencies and tribes involved in developing the EIS, and summarizes many of the laws involved.
Special attention is given to the legal requirement for identifying the project Purpose and Need.
Segment 2: Chapter 2 - Alternatives (Alternatives 1 and 2) (46.4 MB)
Segment 3: Chapter 2 - Alternatives (Alternatives 3A, 3B, 4, 5A, 6A) (29.7 MB)
Chapter 2 describes the process for evaluating hundreds of design options to identify the alternatives to be fully evaluated in the EIS.
These include the proposed project, several alternatives focused on reducing barge activity on the Kuskokwim River, and alternative method
for managing tailings at the mine site, and an alternative route segment for the proposed pipeline.
Segment 4: Chapter 3 - Environmental Analysis (Selected Resource Issues) (51.2 MB)
Chapter 3 describes existing conditions and analyzes impacts from the proposed project and alternatives on 26 resource topics. These resources
range from air and water, to fish and wildlife, and subsistence and jobs and income (socioeconomics). Effects of climate change are also examined
(Section 3.26 in the Draft EIS). The analysis considers three phases - construction; operations and maintenance; and closure, reclamation, and
Segment 5: Chapter 3 - Environmental Analysis (Additional Resource Issues), Chapter 4, Chapter 5 (43.3 MB)
Chapter 4 describes the way in which impacts from the project may add together with other past, present, and future activities resulting in
increased impacts in the future.
Chapter 5 describes a variety of tools to reduce impacts from the proposed project and alternatives.
- Final EIS – Expected to be released in 2018