[Federal Register Volume 60, Number 32 (Thursday, February 16, 1995)]
[Pages 9021-9022]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 95-3898]


Department of the Army Corps of Engineers
Intent To Prepare a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement 

For a Proposed Small Boat Harbor at Chignik, Alaska

AGENCY: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, DOD.

ACTION: Notice of intent.


SUMMARY: A harbor at Chignik would support the local fishing fleet by 
providing moorage for approximately 70 [[Page 9022]] vessels. The 
harbor site in Anchorage Bay would require a rubblemound breakwater to 
protect an approximately 5-acre moorage basin. The harbor site is 
between two small streams and a freshwater marsh. Potential harbor 
impacts for any alternative are long-term generation of harbor related 
pollutants and commitment of tidelands to harbor development that would 
modify the habitat in the harbor area. The rock quarry would not be 

ADDRESSES: Alaska District Corps of Engineers, ATTN: Chief, 
Environmental Resources Section, P.O. Box 898, Anchorage, Alaska 99506-

Mr. Guy R. McConnell or Ms. Lizette Boyer (907) 753-2637.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A previous draft and final Environmental 
Impact Statement was written for this project in 1987 (Federal Register 
Notice ERP No. F-COE-L39045-AK). A Record of Decision was not signed. A 
notice to the Federal Register was published on June 12, 1989 for 
preparation of a DSEIS to discuss additional project changes. The final 
supplemental EIS was not circulated because the project lost local 
    The project has been re-initiated. In addition to presenting all 
the project alternative, an alternatives plan is being proposed for 
study. The new alternative, at the previously selected site, would re-
position the breakwater to include wave protection from the south-
southwest as well as from the west. The analysis would study the best 
location for an entrance channel and tideland fill staging areas. 
Approximately 264,000 cubic yards of predominately sand would be 
dredged from the harbor basin.
    The DSEIS would analyze the new harbor alternative, all other 
alternatives as necessary, and update information. Much of the 
information contained in the previous EIS will be incorporated by 
reference. The final EIS will be made available. Scoping of the EIS 
will include continued coordination with interested local, State, and 
Federal agencies, and other interested parties. Scoping meetings are 
not planned at this time.
    Anticipated subjects to be addressed include, but are not limited 
to: water quality, juvenile salmon and other fish movement through the 
harbor, tideland fill, wetlands, rock quarry issues, and measures to 
minimize adverse impacts.
    The expected completion date of the DSEIS is spring 1995.
Kenneth L. Denton,
Army Federal Register Liaison Officer.
[FR Doc. 95-3898 Filed 2-15-95; 8:45 am]