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NEPA Project Summary 
NEPA #:  DOI-BLM-AK-A020-2016-0006-EA Status:  Completed
Project Name:  CONSTANTINE METAL RESOURCES LTD’S - NEW MINING PLAN OF OERATIONS FOR CONTINUED EXPLORATION Decision Date:  08/18/2016
EIS OEPC #:  FONSI Date:  08/18/2016
Applicant:  CONSTANTINE METAL RESOURCES LTD’S    
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Start Date:  11/27/2015    
End Date:  08/18/2016    
 
Project Description:
Constantine’s current and proposed exploration is in an area known as the Palmer Project, located within the Porcupine Mining District. Constantine is currently authorized under the BLM for up to 5 acres of ground disturbance to carry out exploratory activity on their Federal claims. In August of 2015, Constantine submitted a new plan that would expand their existing access road and put Constantine beyond the limits of their current permit. Their new proposal requires further public, stakeholder, and agency review, including a National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) analysis. The new plan proposes up to 2.5 miles of additional road construction and includes the installation of culverts and bridges over gullies and streams in the vicinity of Glacier Creek. It also includes a switchback road with rock fall berms and an area at the terminus of the switchback road to stage equipment and facilities such as temporary work trailers, storage containers, and a portable toilet facility. The proposed road would provide access for up to 40 new exploration drill sites. These drill sites are all planned to occur east of their current mineral exploration areas and would provide a staging area for helicopter and ground-supported exploration activities. Constantine plans to continue in the exploration phase of their project for the next 5 – 10 years.
Project Location:
Federal mining claims within Sections 19, and 29-36, T. 28 S., R. 53 E., Sections 1-3, 10-12, 14-15 and 22, T. 29 S., R. 53 E., and Sections 4-6, T. 29 S., R. 54 E., Copper River Meridian.
 
Project Lead:  James Whitlock    
Phone Number:  (907) 267-1284    
Email Address:  j05whitl@blm.gov    
Office(s):  Glennallen FO Lead Office:  Glennallen FO
Counties:  Haines    
 
Program(s):  Mining Subprogram(s):  Hard Rock (gold, silver, copper, uranium, etc.)
Cooperating Agencies:     
 

Documents: 
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
Decision Record and Stipulations 08/18/2016 0006_DECISION_with Stips_Constantie_Plan_of_Operations_final_508.pdf (332 KB) 
Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) 08/18/2016 0006_FONSI_Constantine_Plan_of_Operations_final_508.pdf (158 KB) 
Environmental Analysis 08/18/2016 Palmer_Final_EA_081816_accessible.pdf (6896 KB) 
Constantine Plan of Operations_October 2015_508.pdf 11/27/2015 Constantine Plan of Operations_October 2015_508.pdf
ANILCA 810 Evaluation 04/26/2016 810_Constantine_POO_FY16.pdf (201 KB) 
 
Appendices 5 Environmental Protection Measures
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
5a. Invasive Species 12/02/2015 Appendices5a_InvasiveSpecies_CombinedFiles_508.pdf (1232 KB) 
5b. Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan 12/02/2015 5b. SWPPP.zip (1170 KB) 
5c. Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan 12/02/2015 EPA_SPCC_Tier1DRAFT_Template_accessible.pdf (205 KB) 
5d. SPCCP-Secondary Containment 12/02/2015 5d. SPCCP, Secondary Containment.zip (372 KB) 
5e. Fuel Spill Response Procedures 12/02/2015 FSRP_Constantine_PlamerProejct_2014_accessible.pdf (208 KB) 
5f. Material Safety Data Sheets 12/02/2015 5f. MSDS.zip (7664 KB) 
 
Appendices 6 Operational and Baseline Information
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
6a. Water Quality 12/02/2015 6a. Water Quality.zip (55 KB) 
6b. Wetland and Vegetation 12/02/2015 6b. Wetland and Vegetation.zip (9440 KB) 
6c. Wildlife and Habitat 12/02/2015 6c. Wildlife and Habitat.zip (13420 KB) 
6e. ABA Sample Results 12/02/2015 6e. ABA Sample Resutls.zip (102 KB) 
 
Appendices to Constantine Plan of Operations
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
Appendices 1 CEM Best Management Practices 12/01/2015 Constantine BMPs_508.pdf (122 KB) 
Appendices 2 CEM Performance Standards 12/01/2015 Constantine Performance Standards_508.pdf (187 KB) 
Appendices 4 Engineered Drawings 12/01/2015 BLMDrawingsandTypicalBridgeDrawingsFodlersMerged_508.pdf (1098 KB) 
Appendices 7 Reclamation Cost Estimate 12/01/2015 Final Reclamation Cost Estimate_Ver21_508.pdf (161 KB) 
Appendices 8 Water Use Permits 12/02/2015 TWUAs Combined_508.pdf (1342 KB) 
 
References
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
Environmental Analysis (draft) - Constantine Exploration Mine Plan 04/26/2016 Palmer_Draft_EA_2016-04-25_accessible.pdf (6609 KB) 
Terrestial Wildlife: Baseline Studies for Passerines, Mountain Goat and Cliff-nesting Raptors 05/10/2016 2016_Hemmera_Constantine-Wildlife-Report_final_accessible.pdf (5365 KB) 
2014 Constantine Notice of Exploration 05/20/2016 2014 Constantine Notice of Exploration REDACTED- February Submission_accessable_Redacted.pdf (1357 KB) 
Evaluation of Potential for Acid Rock Drainage 05/20/2016 Evaluation of Potential for Acid Rock Drainage_response to data request_accessable.pdf (873 KB) 
 
Scoping Summary Report
Document Name Release Date Available Formats Public Comment Period
Scoping Summary Report 03/15/2016 Constantine_Exploration_Scoping_Report_3.15.16PUBLIC_RELEASE.pdf (762 KB) 
 

Maps: 
PDF Maps 
   Appendices to Constantine Plan of Operations
  Map Name Release Date Number of Maps
Appendices 3 Project Maps 12/01/2015 31
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