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Newtok Planning Group

NEPA Documentation

Environmental review to meet the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) has taken place for several federally funded relocation projects at Mertarvik over the past decade.  These documents are provided below, with a brief description of each project.

2018 Denali Commission Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Mertarvik Infrastructure Development Project

The Denali Commission, in cooperation with the Newtok Village Council and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, prepared an EIS for the Mertarvik Infrastructure Development Project which was completed in April 2018.  The EIS assesses the potential environmental impacts of reconstructing all required village infrastructure at the new village site of Mertarvik on Nelson Island.

March 29, 2017 Agency Scoping Meeting

February 7, 2017 Kick-off Meeting

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Baseline Studies

2017 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI), Environmental Assessment for Newtok Relocation Project 2016 U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Part 50 Environmental Review 2016 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) Environmental Review for Mertarvik Road Development 2015-2016 Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Environmental Review for 12 Home Relocation 2011 Department of Defense Innovative Readiness Training Program (IRT) FONSI for Mertarvik Access Road and Quarry Development 2008 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Environmental Review for Mertarvik Evacuation Center 2006 Economic Development Administration (EDA) Environmental Review for Mertarvik Barge Landing and Staging Area

For more information contact:

Sally Russell Cox

Division of Community and Regional Affairs
Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development
Phone: 907-269-4588
Email: sally.cox@alaska.gov