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December 29th, 2017 | Staff Report Print this article   Email this article  

Ambler road comment period open through January

By Shady Grove Oliver

The Arctic Sounder

The Bureau of Land Management is still taking public comments on the proposed Ambler road project.

As the lead federal agency, BLM is tasked with creating an environmental impact statement (EIS) on the proposal, which includes engaging the public in an open feedback process.

The EIS will be used in helping to determine whether or not the agency grants a right-of-way to the project to cross lands it manages.

Comments can be emailed to: They can also be faxed to: 907-271-5479, or sent by snail mail to:

Ambler Road Scoping Comments

222 West 7th Ave., Stop #13

Anchorage, AK 99513

Comments are due by Jan. 31. More information can be found at

Coast Guard seeks mariner input for waterways study

By Shady Grove Oliver

The Arctic Sounder

People from around the Pacific who travel on the water have the opportunity to give their feedback on navigational aids scattered across the region.

The U.S. Coast Guard is working on a study of short-range navigational aids that are in place from the Canadian and Mexican borders, around Alaska, Hawaii and all of the Pacific U.S. Territories, they noted in a release this week.

"This Waterways Analysis and Management System study will help us to tailor our aids to navigation levels of service to better meet the needs of mariners across the Pacific seacoast system," said Coast Guard Cmdr. Justin Kimura, in the announcement.

They are seeking input on how boaters use the aids and what kind of navigational assistance they find useful.

More information about the study, and the online survey itself, can be found at

The online survey will be available through March 31, 2018.


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