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Katmai Proposes Construction of the Brooks Camp Wastewater Solids Treatment Pond

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Date: January 5, 2021
Contact: Mark Sturm, 907-246-2120

King Salmon, AK – Katmai National Park and Preserve, – Katmai has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) to analyze the environmental impacts associated with construction of a replacement wastewater solids treatment pond (WSTP) necessary for the disposal of biosolids generated in the Brooks Camp area of the park. The new WSTP would be sited at mile marker 1.8 along the Valley of Ten Thousand Smokes Road in a previously undisturbed location. This proposed WSTP near Brooks Camp would provide Katmai with a replacement facility for the now decommissioned wastewater cesspool which was in operation near Brooks Camp since 1993 and was recently decommissioned. The proposed construction of the Brooks Camp WSTP includes the following components:

  • Construction of a replacement WSTP consisting of a facultative lagoon system connected to a percolation cell which would remain in operation near Brooks Camp for the next 30 years;

  • Construction of a new 8-foot tall chain-link security fence, buried horizontal fencing, and an electrified perimeter fence will enclose the WSTP intended to provide site security and to exclude large land mammals; and,

  • Construction of a new 350-foot-long access road connecting the new WTP to the Valley of Ten Thousand Smoke Road.

Project information can be viewed and written comments submitted using the Planning, Environment and Public Comment (PEPC) system, retrieve “Brooks Camp Wastewater Treatment Pond (68895)” to provide comments electronically. Comments may also be mailed or faxed to the address or fax number listed below. Comments will not be accepted by email or in any other way than those specified above. Comments must be received by 9:59 pm Alaska time, February 5, 2021.

Mail Comments to:
National Park Service
Attn: Brian Smith
240 West 5th Avenue
Anchorage, AK 99501

Fax Comments to:
Attn: Brian Smith
National Park Service

Public Comment Considerations

  • Bulk comments in any format (hard copy or electronic) submitted on behalf of others will not be accepted.
  • Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personally identifiable information, be aware that your entire comment – including your personally identifiable information – may be made public at any time. You may ask us to withhold your personally identifiable information from public review, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so.
  • The proposed project is an undertaking as outlined under Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) (36 CRF § 800). As such, we welcome comments about historic properties or other cultural resources that fall within the project area.

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Last updated: January 5, 2021

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