Greens Creek North Extension Project #57306

Commenting on This Project

Opportunity to Object to the Greens Creek North Extension Project

The Tongass National Forest completed the draft Record of Decision (ROD) on February 2, 2024 for the Greens Creek North Extension Project. The Draft decision, Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) and associated appendices are available, prior to final decision, for public review at: Notification of the availability of these documents was sent by email or letter on February 2, 2024 to those who previously requested to be included on the project mailing list or submitted specific written comments related to the project.

The Responsible Official intends to select the Proposed Action from the Greens Creek North Extension Project Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) as the Selected Alternative. The Final SEIS evaluates the Proposed Action, along with the No Action Alternative and other Action Alternatives. The other Action Alternatives include additional expansion of the existing dry stack tailings facility. The action alternatives are designed to achieve the purpose and need for action, while addressing issues raised by the public. Estimated effects of each alternative were analyzed and compared in terms of meeting the purpose and need and possible impacts to resources.

The Responsible Official for this project is Francis Sherman, Forest Supervisor. Paper copies of the Final SEIS and draft ROD and their appendices are available for review at the Juneau Ranger District. For additional information, contact Matthew Reece, Regional Geologist, at 907-586-7876 or,

This proposed project is subject to a pre-decisional administrative review (objection) pursuant to 36 CFR 218, Subparts A and B.

Objections will be accepted only from those who previously submitted timely, specific written comments regarding the proposed project either during scoping or other designated opportunity for public comment in accordance with 36 CFR 218.5(a). Issues raised in objections must be based on previously submitted timely, specific written comments regarding the proposed project unless based on new information arising after designated public comment opportunities.

Individual members of organizations must have submitted their own comments to be eligible to object; objections received on behalf of an organization are considered those of the organization only. If an objection is submitted on behalf of a number of individuals or organizations, each individual or organization listed must meet the eligibility requirements (36 CFR 218.5(d)). Names and addresses of objectors will become part of the public record.

Incorporation of documents by reference in an objection is permitted only as provided for at 36 CFR 218.8(b). Minimum content requirements of an objection are identified in 36 CFR 218.8(d) and include: objector’s name and address with a telephone number if available (signature or other verification of authorship must be supplied upon request); identification of the lead objector when multiple names are listed, along with verification upon request; name of project, name and title of the responsible official, national forest/ranger district of project; sufficient narrative description of those aspects of the proposed project objected to, specific issues related to the project, how environmental law, regulation, or policy would be violated, and suggested remedies which would resolve the objection; and statement demonstrating the connection between prior specific written comments on this project and the content of the objection, unless the objection issue arose after the designated opportunity for comment.

The Reviewing Officer is Janelle Crocker. Send objections to: Janelle Crocker, Regional Forester, Alaska Regional Office, PO Box 21628, 709 W. 9th Street, Juneau, AK 99802-1628, Fax: 907-586-7840, Phone: 907-586-8806 or electronically at

Written objections, including any attachments, must be filed (regular mail, fax, email, hand-delivery, or express delivery) with the Reviewing Officer within 45 days following the publication date of this legal notice in the newspaper of record. The office business hours for those submitting hand-delivered objections are 8 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Electronic objections must be submitted in a format compatible with the current version of MS Word. It is the responsibility of objectors to ensure their objection is received in a timely manner (36 CFR 218.9).

The publication date in the Ketchikan Daily News, the newspaper of record, is the exclusive means for calculating the time to file an objection of this project. Those wishing to object to this proposed project should not rely upon dates or timeframe information provided by any other source.

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If you have a question about this project, please send it to:

Matthew Reece

Admiralty Island National Monument
8510 Mendenhall Loop Road , Juneau, AK, 99802