AES can help secure the required permits for coal, geothermal and mineral exploration in Alaska.
We have extensive experience complying with the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, which includes geology, hydrology, fish and game, soil, vegetation, air, land use, and cultural resources.
AES has filed Alaska Hardrock Exploration Applications (the multi-agency permit application that replaces the APMA) for mineral and quarry stone exploration programs. We have worked with the Alaska Oil & Gas Conservation Commission to permit geothermal and underground coal gasification exploration drilling.
Our permitting experience includes:
• Alaska Hardrock Exploration Applications (Alaska Department of Natural Resources)
• Coal exploration (federal and state agencies)
• Land Use (Alaska Department of Natural Resources)
• Safety Plans (Mine Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor)
• Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)
• Temporary Camps (Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)
• Wastewater Discharge (Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation)
• Wetlands (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
• Wildlife Habitat (Alaska Department of Fish & Game)
“Alaska is at a critical juncture. Several major mines are now in production and the State is realizing more mining jobs and revenues than ever before. We can – and must – demonstrate that exploration and mining of coal and minerals is good for rural villages, the state’s economy, and compatible with a clean and healthy environment.”Rob Retherford, President