Welcome

The US Army Corps of Engineers invites you to participate in the Donlin Gold Project Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) process. Donlin Gold, LLC, proposes to develop an open pit gold mine in Southwest Alaska, 10 miles north of the village of Crooked Creek on the Kuskokwim River. A 315-mile natural gas pipeline from Cook Inlet to the mine site is also proposed as the energy source for the mine.

The proposed mine requires many federal and state permits. The EIS provides the basis for the US Army Corps of Engineers and other federal agencies to evaluate federal permit applications.

Your input can make a real difference in understanding:

  • Issues and concerns that should be addressed in the EIS
  • The way land and resources might be affected by the project
  • Ideas on alternatives and ways to minimize impacts

We hope this website will answer your questions and make it easy for you to participate. Please add your name to our mailing list or submit comments. If you have any questions that are not answered on the website, please contact us.



RELEASE OF DRAFT EIS

We are excited to announce that the Draft EIS is now released and available to the public. The Corps has sent newsletters to announce the release, and is beginning to schedule public meetings beginning in January 2016. The complete document is available here to download. We encourage you to attend a meeting or submit comments on the Draft.



PUBLIC MEETINGS ON THE DRAFT EIS

The US Army Corps of Engineers will be conducting a series of public meetings to gather comments on the Draft EIS. Please plan to attend a meeting in your area. Please note that meetings could be rescheduled or cancelled due to weather constraints.


DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT COMMENT PERIOD EXTENSION

On November 25, 2015, the Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a Special Public Notice regarding the comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Donlin Gold Mine. The Draft EIS is directly related to a Department of the Army (DA) permit application from Donlin Gold, LLC, for work in waters of the United States. This notice featured a 157-day comment period, ending April 30, 2016. Given the receipt of multiple requests to extend the comment period on the DA application and/or the Draft EIS, the Corps hereby extends the public comment period to May 31, 2016.



COMMENT PERIOD EXTENSION FOR DONLIN'S USACE SECTION 10 RIVERS AND HARBORS ACT AND SECTION 404 CLEAN WATER ACT PERMIT APPLICATIONS

On November 25, 2015, the Alaska District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a Public Notice for a DA permit application from Donlin Gold, LLC, for work in waters of the United States. This notice featured a 157-day comment period, ending April 30, 2016.The Corps hereby extends the public comment period to May 31, 2016.