May 2018 Update
Effective March 15, 2018, Oil Search Alaska, LLC has officially assumed the role of Operator for the Nanushuk development. The schedule for addressing public and agency comments on the Draft EIS, and completing the Final EIS is being extended, to allow the new operator time to communicate with various interested parties and stakeholders to assess possible additional opportunities to avoid and minimize impacts to the environment as a result of project activities, and develop responses to the outstanding project related Requests for Information (RFIs) from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) invites you to participate in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process in regards to a proposed project known as the Nanushuk Project. The USACE has received a permit application to place fill in wetlands to develop an oil lease on the North Slope of Alaska near the Colville River approximately 6.5 miles from the community of Nuiqsut (at the southernmost location of the Nanushuk Project), within the North Slope Borough (NSB).
The USACE is initiating the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) review process to provide you the opportunity to be involved in the Federal agency decision making process. USACE has determined that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) level analysis will be required for this proposed project. Part of the EIS process will be to identify reasonable alternatives and document potential positive or negative environmental effects of the proposed project.
The EIS will also provide a clear and concise discussion of the potential environmental effects of the proposed project consistent with the NEPA and USACE regulations.
Your input can make a real difference in understanding:
- Issues and concerns that should be addressed in the EIS
- The way land and resources might be affected by the project
- Ideas on alternatives and ways to minimize impacts
We hope this website will answer your questions and make it easy for you to participate. Please click here or the "Submit Comments" tab above to add your name to our mailing list or submit comments. Alternatively, you can send an email to Ellen.H.Lyons@usace.army.mil if you would like to be added to our mailing list, submit comments, ask questions, or request additional information not provided on this website.