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The Ambler Road Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) public comment period closed at midnight (Alaska) Oct. 29, 2019.  

The BLM has completed the public meetings/hearings about the proposed Ambler Road Project draft EIS. For more details on where and when the public meetings were held see below.
 
 
 
Ambler Road Draft EIS Public Meetings  

The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is holding a series of public hearings in Anchorage, Fairbanks and several other communities in or near the Ambler Mining District (see the meeting locations listed below) on the proposed Ambler Road Project.  The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) prepared under the National Environmental Policy Act and a Draft Alaska National Interest Conservation Act (ANILCA) Section 810 Subsistence Evaluation was available for public comment from August 30 to October 29, 2019.  The public comment period has closed.

The preliminary evaluation of subsistence impacts under Section 810 of ANILCA indicates that alternatives analyzed in the Draft EIS and the associated cumulative impacts may significantly restrict subsistence uses. Therefore, the BLM will hold a Section 810 public hearing on subsistence resources and activities in conjunction with the public hearing on the Draft EIS in the potentially affected communities of Alatna, Allakaket, Ambler, Anaktuvuk Pass, Bettles, Buckland, Coldfoot, Evansville, Hughes, Huslia, Kiana, Kobuk, Kotzebue, Noatak, Noorvik, Selawik, Shungnak, Stevens Village, Tanana, and Wiseman.
 
Ambler Draft EIS Public Meeting & ANILCA 810 Hearing Schedule
Date Location Time
September 10, 2019
Tuesday
Anchorage, Dena'ina Civic and Convention Center 6 to 8 p.m.
September 12, 2019
Thursday
Washington D.C., Capitol Skyline Hotel 5 to 7 p.m.
September 16, 2019
Monday
Kotzebue, Northwest Arctic Borough Chambers 4 to 6 p.m.
September 17, 2019
Tuesday
Ambler, School Multipurpose Room 4 to 6 p.m.
September 18, 2019
Wednesday
Kobuk, School Gym 4 to 6 p.m.
September 19, 2019
Thursday
Shungnak, Community Building 1 to 3 p.m.
September 20, 2019
Friday
Noorvik, School 3 to 5 p.m.
September 23, 2019
Monday
Fairbanks, Wedgewood Resort Borealis Ballroom 6 to 8:30 p.m.
September 24, 2019
Tuesday
Huslia, Community Hall 5 to 7 p.m.
September 25, 2019
Wednesday
Hughes, Community Hall 2 to 4 p.m.
September 26, 2019
Thursday
Tanana, Community Hall 4 to 6 p.m.
September 27, 2019
Friday
Bettles/Evansville, Evansville Community Hall 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
September 30, 2019
Monday
Stevens Village, Tribal Hall 12 to 2 p.m.
October 2, 2019
Wednesday
Anaktuvuk Pass, Community Hall 4 to 6 p.m.
October 4, 2019
Friday
Western Arctic Caribou Herd Communities
Teleconference  
to ensure sufficient conference line capacity,
contact Sasha Prewitt at sprewitt@blm.gov or 907-644-2061
2 to 4 p.m.
October 8, 2019
Tuesday
Noatak, IRA Building 6 to 8 p.m.
October 10, 2019
Thursday
Kiana, Community Building  6 to 8 p.m.
October 11, 2019
Friday
Selawik, Community Building 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
October 11, 2019
Friday
Buckland, The Old City Building 6 to 8 p.m.                    
October 22, 2019
Tuesday
Allakaket, Community Hall 11.:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m
October 22, 2019
Tuesday
Alatna, Tribal Office 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
October 23, 2019
Wednesday
Coldfoot/Wiseman, Wiseman Community Center 12 p.m to 2 p.m.

 
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.