17 November 2016
Public comment is due soon on a Miscellaneous Land Use Permit (MLUP) application that Pebble Limited Partnership (PLP) has submitted to the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR). The permit would allow PLP to continue operations on state-owned land at the Pebble deposit area in Bristol Bay. The current MLUP expires on December 31, 2016.
Exploratory and drilling activities that have been conducted since 1989 at the Pebble site have been possible under a series of MLUPs, which PLP has to renew regularly.
This time, PLP is requesting a two-year permit to conduct maintenance and reclamation activities in an area covering 2,402 mining claims totaling 266,356 acres of state land (claims in orange).