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Previous Noatak PEL Public Meetings

Native Village of Noatak Meeting on May 8th, 2018 

This meeting for the Noatak Planning and Environmental Linkages, which has held on May 8, 2018 in the Noatak IRA Council Chambers. The purpose of this meeting was to present to the community information regarding the Noatak PEL and to answer questions about the haul road between Noatak and the DMTS Road. A Powerpoint presentation was given covering funding, purpose and need for the project; an explanation of the NEPA process; and the need for the PEL and how it will be used going forward for cost savings and to avoid duplication of work. During discussion all of these items were explained and described in detail.

Noatak Haul Road Presentation May 8th, 2018

Noatak Public Meeting on August 14, 2018

An IRA Council meeting and a public meeting, at the school, discussed the Noatak PEL on August 14. Materials were handed out and a presentation given. A comprehensive list of projects was reviewed for missing needs. Concerns of residents listed local hire, sport hunting putting caribou at risk, and routing.

Noatak Haul Road Presentation August 14th, 2018

Noatak Public Meeting on October 10th, 2019

A matrix of surface transportation projects were presented to the Noatak IRA council. Feedback from residents was incorporated into the matrix.

Upcoming Public Meetings

The next public meetings will be held in Kotzebue and Noatak mid-January, 2020.