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Scoping Meetings
As part of the EIS scoping effort the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) held a series of public scoping meetings on the proposed Ambler Road, a 211-mile-long mining access road across the southern foothills of the Brooks Range. The BLM is the lead federal agency under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) developing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) to evaluate whether or not to grant a right-of-way for the proposed Ambler Road across BLM-managed lands. Note that the scoping period closed on January 31, 2018. Meeting minutes can be viewed on the Documents page

In-person EIS scoping meetings were held in the following communities:
Allakaket, November 13, 2017; Anaktuvuk Pass, November 14, 2017; Alatna, November 15, 2017; Fairbanks, November 16, 2017; Wiseman, November 17, 2017; Anchorage, November 20, 2017; Ambler, December 5, 2017; Kotzebue, December 6, 2017; Shungnak, December 8, 2017; Kobuk, December 8, 2017; Hughes, December 11, 2017; Huslia, December 12, 2017; Evansville/Bettles, December 12, 2017

Teleconference EIS scoping meetings were held on January 16 and 18, 2018 with invitations to the following communities:
Buckland, Deering, Selawik, Nuiqsut, Elim, Golovin, White Mountain, Kivalina, Noatak, Noorvik, Kiana, Galena, Koyukuk, Nulato, Kaltag, Nome, Teller, Brevig Mission, Wales, Shishmaref, Koyuk, Shaktoolik, Unalakleet, Stebbins, St. Michael, Kotlik, Atqasuk, Utqiaqvik, and Wainwright. 

An in-person EIS agency scoping meeting was held with the following agencies on November 16, 2017:
National Park Service (NPS); Alaska Department of Natural Resources (ADNR); Northwest Arctic Borough (NAB); Environmental Protection Agency (EPA); Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G); Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC); United States Fish & Wildlife Services (USFWS); Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS); United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE); and Bureau of Land Management (BLM)

A teleconference meeting to initiate discussions regarding historic and cultural properties with invitations to the following communities and organizations was held on January 17, 2018:
ADNR; Alaska Federation of Natives; Alaska Historical Society; Alatna Traditional Council; Allakaket Tribal Council; Ambler Traditional Council; Arctic Slope Regional Corporation; Arctic Village Traditional Council; Baan O Yeel Kon Corporation; Bean Ridge Corporation; Beaver Kwit'Chin Corporation; Beaver Traditional Council; Bering Straits Native Corportation; BIA; Birch Creek Tribal Council; Brevig Mission Traditional Council; Brooks Range Council; Brooks Range Council; Buckland IRA Council ; Chalkyitsik Native Corporation; Chalkyitsik Traditional Council; Circle Traditional Council; City of Allakaket; City of Ambler; City of Anaktuvuk Pass; City of Bettles; City of Buckland; City of Deering; City of Kiana; City of Kobuk; City of Kotzebue; City of Noorvik; City of Selawik; City of Shungnak; Danzhit Hanlaii Corporation; Deering IRA Council; Denduu Gwich'in Tribal Council; Dineega Corporation; Dinyee Corporation; DOT&PF; Doyon Limited; Elim IRA Council; Evansville Traditional Council; Evansville, Incorporated; FHWA; First Alaskans Institute; Fort Yukon IRA Council; Gana-A'yoo Limited; Golovin-Chinik Eskimo Community; Gwitchyaa Zhee Corporation; Hughes Traditional Council; Huslia Traditional Council; Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope (ICAS); Kaltag Traditional Council; Kawerak, Incorporated; Kiana Traditional Council; Kikiktagruk Inupiat Corp; Kivalina Traditional Council; Kobuk Traditional Council; K'oyitl'ots'ina Limited; Koyuk Native Corp; Koyukuk Traditional Council; Louden Tribal Council; Maniilaq Association; Manley Traditional Council; Minto Traditional Council; Ms. Barrett Ristroph; NANA Regional Corporation; Nasragmiut Tribal Council; Native Village of Atqasuk; Native Village of Barrow; Native Village of Kotzebue; Native Village of Koyuk; Native Village of Mary's Igloo; Native Village of Nuiqsut; Native Village of Point Hope; Native Village of Point Lay; Native Village of Selawik; Native Village of Shaktoolik; Native Village of Shishmaref; Native Village of Shungnak; Native Village of Venetie; Native Village of Wales; Native Village of White Mountain; Nenana Traditional Council; Noatak IRA Council; Nome Eskimo Community; Noorvik Native Community; North Slope Borough; Northern Alaska Environmental Center; Northwest Arctic Borough; NPS; Nulato Tribal Council; Nunamiut Corporation; Rampart Traditional Council; Ruby Traditional Council; Seth-De-Ya-Ah Corporation; SHPO; Simon Paneak Museum; Stevens Village IRA Council; Tanana Chiefs Conference; Tanana Tribal Council; T'ee teraan'in - Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments; Tihteet'aii Incorporated; Toghotthele Corporation; Tozitna, Limited; USACE; USCG; Village of Venetie; Wiseman Community Association
Scoping comments received from the public will be used to revise the purpose and need statement, identify issues, inform the analysis and alternatives, and determine the extent of the information to be included in the EIS.
For more information, contact Tim La Marr, Central Yukon Field Office Manager, at 907-474-2356, or tlamarr@blm.gov or BLM project manager, Tina McMaster-Goering, at tmcmastergoering@blm.gov or 907-271-1310.