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  NWO-2017-1364-BIS Reissued
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NWO-2017-1364-BIS (Reissued with Clarifications)

Posted: 8/10/2017

Expiration date: 9/4/2017


REISSUANCE TO CLARIFY THE PERMITTING PROCESS: Falkirk Mining Company is seeking re-authorization of its mining operations at the Falkirk Mine in McLean County, North Dakota. Current operations are covered under the 2012 Nationwide Permits number 21, which expires on March 18, 2018. Mine Areas are located within East Permit (NAFK-8405) Townships 145 and 146 North, Range 82 and 81 West; Future Permit 7th Addition (NAFK-8405) Township 146 North, Range 82 West; West Permit (NAFK-87-05) Township 145 North, Range 82 West, Township 146 North, Range 82 West and Township 146 North, Range 83 West; and Riverdale Permit (NAFK-9503) Township 144 North, Range 83 West, Township 144 North, Range 84 West, Township 145 North, Range 82 West, Township 145 North, Range 83 West, Township 145 North, Range 84 West, Township 146 North, Range 83 West and Township 146 North, Range 84 West, all in McLean County, North Dakota. The mine area is approximately 50,251 acres, much of which is outside of Corps jurisdiction and in uplands. Mine operations are covered under North Dakota Public Service Commission (PSC) Permit Nos. NAFK-84-05 (East Permit); NAFK-8405 (Future 7th Addition); NAFK-8705 (West Permit; and NAFK-9503 (Riverdale Permit). Approximately 1,080.25 acres of wetlands and other waters have been identified in the mine area and will be filled as a result of mine operations. The PSC requires all wetlands impacted by mine operations be reconstructed. The mine plans are specifically designed to: insure no net loss of wetland acreage, minimize the farming hindrance wetlands create, and maximize the wetlands wildlife value. Currently Falkirk Mine is developing temporal mitigation sites.