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Pesticide Public Notice

Three Notices

Notice of Application for Permit to Apply Pesticides

Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson (JBER) has applied to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for a permit to apply pesticides to stagnant waters on up to 10 acres within JBER to control mosquitoes.

The following project is proposed and is being reviewed by the appropriate regulatory programs. DEC requests comments from the public regarding the permit application. A copy of the application is available below or upon request.

Permit Application (PDF)

Project Name: 2019 JBER Mosquito Aquatic Pesticide Use Permit

Written Comments: Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on April 27, 2019. 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.

Submit Written Comments to
Rebecca Colvin
Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Program
555 Cordova Street, Anchorage AK 99501
Fax: 907-269-7510
Email: rebecca.colvin@alaska.gov

Project Summary and Location: JBER has applied to DEC for an aquatic pesticide use permit to apply pesticide to stagnant waters on up to 10 acres within JBER to control mosquitoes. The intent of the project is to reduce impacts from mosquitoes.

The proposed products is Fourstar Briquettes 90 with EPA registration number 83362-3 and active ingredients bacillus sphaericus and bacillus thuringiensis. Treatment is proposed to occur as needed between May and August throughout the duration of the permit.

Project Need: Mosquitoes can interfere with military operations by making outdoor activities extremely uncomfortable. They can also distract workers in the performance of their jobs, which may pose a hazard, especially for flightline workers. Use of bacillus bacteria that are target specific to mosquitoes will reduce mosquito populations with the least possible impact to the environment. A pesticide use permit is required to apply pesticides, including bacillus bacteria, to water.

Permit Applicant
JBER
673 CES/CEIEC
6346 Arctic Warrior Drive
Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, AK 99506
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
Email: karin.hendrickson@alaska.gov

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

Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has applied to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for a permit to apply herbicides to Alexander Lake and Sucker Lake Complex to eradicate known infestations of invasive elodea.

The following project is proposed and is being reviewed by the appropriate regulatory programs. DEC requests comments from the public regarding the permit application. A copy of the application is available below or upon request.

Permit Application (PDF)

Project Name: 2019 Alexander Lake Aquatic Pesticide Use Permit

Written Comments:Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on May 11th, 2019. 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:

Submit Written Comments to
Rebecca Colvin
Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Program
555 Cordova Street, Anchorage AK 99501
Fax: 907-269-7510
Email: rebecca.colvin@alaska.gov

Project Summary and Location: DNR has applied to DEC for an aquatic pesticide use permit to apply herbicides to Alexander Lake and Sucker Lake Complex to eradicate known infestations of invasive elodea. The intent of the project is to eradicate all known infestations of invasive elodea before it spreads to other new locations.

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 as needed between May through October 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:
DNR
5310 S. Bodenburg Spur
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
Email: karin.hendrickson@alaska.gov

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 Transportation, Anchorage International Airport (DOT) has applied to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) for a permit to apply pesticides to the waters of Lake Hood/Spenard in Anchorage to control nuisance vegetation.

The following project is proposed and is being reviewed by the appropriate regulatory programs. DEC requests comments from the public regarding the permit application. A copy of the application is available below or upon request.

Permit Application (PDF)

Project Name: 2019 Lake Hood Aquatic Pesticide Use Permit

Written Comments: Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on May 17, 2019. 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.

Submit Written Comments to
Rebecca Colvin
Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Program
555 Cordova Street, Anchorage, AK 99501
Fax: 907-269-7510
Email: rebecca.colvin@alaska.gov

Project Summary and Location: DOT has applied to DEC for an aquatic pesticide use permit to apply pesticide to waters of Lake Hood/Spenard in Anchorage to control nuisance vegetation.

The proposed products include:

  • Littora, EPA registration number 97690-53, with active ingredient diquat dibromide;
  • Sonar GENESIS, with EPA registration number 67690-54, with active ingredient Fluridone; and
  • Sonar ONE, with EPA registration number 67690-45, with active ingredient Fluridone.

Treatment with Littora is proposed to occur as needed, nor more than once a month between June and August throughout the duration of the permit. Treatment with Sonar GENESIS and Sonar ONE would occur only if invasive elodea is present, no more than once a month throughout the duration of the permit.

Project Need:Lake Hood is an extremely busy floatplane airport. Vegetation in the water presents a safety hazard for taxiing, taking off, and landing on the lake. In addition, invasive elodea, if present, poses a threat of spreading to locations across Alaska. A pesticide use permit is required to apply pesticides to water.

Permit Applicant
DOT, Anchorage International Airport
PO Box 196960
Anchorage, AK 99519-9690
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
Email: karin.hendrickson@alaska.gov

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.