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 Little Survival Creek and Potter Marsh in the Anchorage 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.

Permit Application

PROJECT NAME: 2017 Little Survival Creek and Potter Marsh Elodea Aquatic Pesticide Use Permit.

WRITTEN COMMENTS: Comments must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time on March 31, 2017. 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 the following address:

Rebecca Colvin
Department of Environmental Conservation Pesticide Program
555 Cordova Street, Anchorage AK 99501
Phone: 907-269-7802
Fax: 907-269-7600
Email: Rebecca.colvin@alaska.gov

PROJECT SUMMARY AND LOCATION: The Alaska Division of Agriculture has applied to DEC for an aquatic pesticide use permit to apply herbicide to Little Survival Creek and Potter Marsh to control invasive 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 Diquat and SonarGenesis and SonarONE both have the active ingredient Fluridone. Treatment is proposed to occur between May and 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:         
Division of Agriculture
5310 S. Bodenburg Spur Rd.
Palmer, AK 99645

FOR SPECIFIC INFORMATION REGARDING THE APPLICATION CONTACT:
Diedra Eicher
Department of Environmental Conservation
Pesticide Control Program                
1700 E. Bogard Rd. #B103, Wasilla AK 99654
Phone:  (907) 376-1864
Email:  diedra.eicher@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.