On September 6, 2022, EPN submitted comments on the 2022 Bristol Bay Proposed Determination. Based on our review of the 2022 Proposed Determination and the associated record, we concur with the conclusion that the proposed mine operation would have unacceptable adverse effects on the anadromous fisheries and other natural resources in the watershed. We support the EPA Region 10 issuance of the Section 404(c) Determination prohibiting the specification of the site identified in Pebble Limited Partnership’s 2020 Mining Plan as well as the restriction on the specification of any other mining activities in the Pebble deposit in the identified Bristol Bay watershed that would have the same, similar, or more extensive impacts. We encourage the Regional Administrator to submit a Recommended Determination to EPA’s Assistant Administrator for Water for consideration.
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