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Pesticide Public Notice

Notice of Application for Permit to Apply Pesticides

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources, Division of Agriculture has applied to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for a permit to apply herbicide to control invasive elodea in Totchaket Slough, north of Nenana.

The following project is proposed and is being reviewed by the appropriate regulatory programs. DEC requests comments from the public regarding the Permit Application (PDF).

Project Name

2018 Totchaket Slough Elodea Aquatic Pesticide Use Permit.

Written Comments

Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on May 5, 2018. To ensure that your comments are considered in relation to this application, please include the project name at the beginning of your comment. To be considered, comments must be submitted in writing to DEC:

  • Rebecca Colvin
  • Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Program
  • 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage AK 99501
  • Fax: 907-269-7510

Project Summary and Location

The Alaska Division of Agriculture has applied to DEC for an aquatic pesticide use permit to apply herbicide to Totchaket Slough to control invasive elodea.

Treatment for elodea in this area was previously permitted under pesticide use permit 16‑AQU‑07. However, the proposed treatment under that permit needs to be altered. As a result, this new permit has been proposed, and portions of the previous permit related to treatment of Totchaket Slough will be rescinded prior to issuance of any new permit.

The proposed products are SonarGenesis, EPA registration number 67690-54; and SonarONE, EPA registration number 67690-45. Both have the active ingredient Fluridone. Treatment is proposed to occur between May and September throughout the duration of the permit.

Project Need

Elodea is an invasive aquatic plant that has the potential to grow abundantly and compromise water quality, hinder boat and float plane traffic, reduce dissolved oxygen, and impact fisheries. Control of this invasive plant will help prevent spread to other locations. Physical or mechanical controls are inappropriate, as these methods break the plant into fragments which can then reproduce.

Permit Applicant
Division of Agriculture
5310 S. Bodenburg Spur Rd.
Palmer, AK 99645
For Specific Information Regarding the Application Contact
Karin Hendrickson
Department of Environmental Conservation
Pesticide Control Program
1700 E. Bogard Rd. #B103, Wasilla AK 99654
Phone: 907-376-1856

The State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Natalie Wolfe at 907-269-0291 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 by the close of the public comment period to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

Notice of Application for Permit to Apply Pesticides

The United States Forest Service has applied to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for a permit to apply herbicide to control invasive elodea in several ponds near Cordova.

The following project is proposed and is being reviewed by the appropriate regulatory programs. DEC requests comments from the public regarding the Permit Application (PDF).

Project Name

2018 Cordova Area Elodea Aquatic Pesticide Use Permit.

Written Comments

Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on May 5, 2018. To ensure that your comments are considered in relation to this application, please include the project name at the beginning of your comment. To be considered, comments must be submitted in writing to DEC at:

  • Rebecca Colvin
  • Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Program
  • 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage AK 99501
  • Fax: 907-269-7510

Project Summary and Location

The US Forest Service has applied to DEC for an aquatic pesticide use permit to apply herbicide to several ponds near Cordova to control invasive elodea.

The proposed product is SonarONE, EPA registration number 67690-45, with active ingredient Fluridone. Treatment is proposed to occur during the growing season throughout the duration of the permit.

Project Need

Elodea is an invasive aquatic plant that has the potential to grow abundantly and compromise water quality, hinder boat and float plane traffic, reduce dissolved oxygen, and impact fisheries. Control of this invasive plant will help prevent spread to other locations. Physical or mechanical controls are inappropriate, as these methods break the plant into fragments which can then reproduce.

Permit Applicant
US Forest Service
PO Box 129
Girdwood, AK 99587
For Specific Information Regarding the Application Contact
Karin Hendrickson
Department of Environmental Conservation
Pesticide Control Program
1700 E. Bogard Rd. #B103, Wasilla AK 99654
Phone: 907-376-1856

The State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Natalie Wolfe at 907-269-0291 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 by the close of the public comment period to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

Notice of Application for Permit to Apply Pesticides

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADF&G) has applied to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for a permit to apply pesticide to control invasive northern Pike in several lakes near Tote Road, south of Soldotna, including Hope Lake and several other small lakes, streams, and wetlands in the area.

The following project is proposed and is being reviewed by the appropriate regulatory programs. DEC requests comments from the public regarding the Permit Application (PDF).

Project Name

2018 Tote Road Pike Lakes Restoration Aquatic Pesticide Use Permit

Written Comments

Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on May 17, 2018. To ensure that your comments are considered in relation to this application, please include the project name at the beginning of your comment. To be considered, comments must be submitted in writing to DEC:

  • Rebecca Colvin
  • Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Program
  • 555 Cordova Street, Anchorage AK 99501
  • Fax: 907-269-7510

Project Summary and Location

ADF&G has applied to DEC for an aquatic pesticide use permit to apply pesticide to a group of lakes, ponds, streams and wetlands near Tote Road, south of Soldotna. The intent of the project is to eradicate invasive northern pike.

The proposed product is CFT Legumine Fish Toxicant with EPA registration number 89459-48 and active ingredient rotenone. Treatment is proposed to occur once per season during mid-week days prior to freeze-up throughout the duration of the permit.

Project Need

The presence of illegally introduced invasive northern pike in this area has caused the complete loss of wild native sticklebacks. The presence of this predatory fish also threatens other valuable wild fish populations, such as trout and salmon, throughout the Kenai Peninsula. The lakes are within 0.6 miles of a Kenai River tributary. The objectives of this treatment are to completely remove the northern pike population from these lakes, which contain the last known population of northern pike in the Kenai Peninsula; all other populations have been eradicated through similar projects. A pesticide use permit is required to apply pesticides to water.

Permit Applicant
Alaska Department of Fish and Game
43961 K-Beach Road, Suite B
Soldotna, AK 99669
For Specific Information Regarding the Application Contact
Karin Hendrickson
Department of Environmental Conservation
Pesticide Control Program
1700 E. Bogard Rd. #B103, Wasilla AK 99654
Phone: 907-376-1856

The State of Alaska, Department of Environmental Conservation complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Natalie Wolfe at 907-269-0291 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 by the close of the public comment period to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.