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Pesticide Public Notice

Notice of Application for Permit to Apply Pesticides

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has applied to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for a permit to apply herbicide to eradicate elodea in a man-made pond located on Fort Wainwright in Fairbanks, AK.

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 Fort Wainwright Elodea Aquatic Pesticide Use Permit

Written Comments:

Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on June 29th, 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:

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

Project Summary and Location

The US Fish and Wildlife Service has applied to DEC for an aquatic pesticide use permit to apply herbicide to a man-made pond located on Fort Wainwright to eradicate elodea.

The proposed products are Littora, EPA registration number 67690-53, SonarGenesis, EPA registration number 67690-54; and SonarONE, EPA registration number 67690-45. Littora has the active ingredient diaquat dibromide and both SonarGenesis and SonarONE 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.

The applicants are proposing to conduct a study on Elodea genetic detection and intend to eradicate the Elodea once the project is complete to ensure that it does not spread to natural locations.

Permit Applicant
US Fish and Wildlife Service
101 12th Avenue, Room 110
Fairbanks, AK 99701
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

Disability Reasonable Accomodation Notice

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 Theresa Zimmerman at 907-465-6171 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 within 30 days of publication of this notice to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.