The Valdez Star - Serving Prince William Sound and Copper River Basin

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December 6, 2017


The City of Valdez has applied to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for a permit to apply herbicide to control weeds in a pond in Valdez, Alaska.

The following project is proposed and is being reviewed by the appropriate regulatory programs. DEC requests comments from the public regarding the permit application. Copies of the application are available on-line or upon request.

PROJECT NAME: Ruth Pond Aquatic Pesticide Use Permit.

WRITTEN COMMENTS: Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on January 12, 2018. To ensure that your comments are considered in relation to this application, please include the project name at the beginning of your comment. To be considered, comments must be submitted in writing to DEC at the following address:

Rebecca Colvin

Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Program

555 Cordova Street, Anchorage AK 99501

Phone: 907-269-7802

Fax: 907-269-7600


PROJECT SUMMARY AND LOCATION: The City of Valdez has applied to DEC for an aquatic pesticide use permit to apply herbicide to a pond located at the corner of S. Hazelet Ave. and Fidalgo Drive to control various pond weeds.

The proposed product is Sonar AS Aquatic Herbicide, EPA registration number 67690-4, with the active ingredient Fluridone. Treatment is proposed to occur between May and August throughout the duration of the permit.

PROJECT NEED: The recreational pond has become overgrown with pondweed which inhibits recreational use.


City of Valdez

PO Box 307

Valdez, AK 99686


Karin Hendrickson

Department of Environmental Conservation

Pesticide Control Program

1700 E. Bogard Rd. #B103, Wasilla AK 99654

Phone: (907) 376-1856


The State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Natalie Wolfe at 907-269-0291 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 by the close of the public comment period to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.


Bureau of Land Management

AA-10721, AA-10757, AA-11012, AA-11014, AA-11072, AA-12433,

AA-12434, AA-12459, AA-12557, AA-12582, AA-12624

Alaska Native Claims Selections

Notice of Decision Approving Lands for Conveyance

As required by 43 CFR 2650.7(d), notice is hereby given that the Bureau of Land Management will issue an appealable decision to Chugach Alaska Corporation. The decision will approve the conveyance of the surface and subsurface estates in certain lands pursuant to the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act. The lands are located in the vicinity of Prince William Sound and aggregate 154.55 acres. Notice of the decision was published in the Federal Register on November 15, 2017.

Any party claiming a property interest in the lands affected by the decision may appeal the decision within the following time limits:

1. Unknown parties, parties unable to be located after reasonable efforts have been expended to locate, parties who fail or refuse to sign their return receipt, and parties who receive a copy of the decision by regular mail which is not certified, return receipt requested, shall have until December 15, 2017 to file an appeal.

2. Parties receiving service of the decision by certified mail shall have 30 days from the date of receipt to file an appeal.

Parties who do not file an appeal in accordance with the requirements of 43 CFR Part 4, Subpart E, shall be deemed to have waived their rights. Notices of appeal transmitted by facsimile will not be accepted as timely filed.

A copy of the decision may be obtained from:

Bureau of Land Management

Alaska State Office

222 West Seventh Avenue, #13

Anchorage, Alaska 99513-7504

For further information, contact the Bureau of Land Management by phone at 907-271-5960, by e mail at, or by telecommunication device (TTD) through the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at 1-800-877-8339, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

/s/ Chelsea Kreiner

Land Law Examiner

Adjudication Section

Copy furnished to:

Public Information Center (9543)


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