Cooper Lake Hydropower Project Interagency Advisory Committee

AGENCY:

Cooper Lake Hydropower Project Interagency Advisory Committee (IAC)

ACTION:

Notice of the annual public meeting of the IAC.

SUMMARY:

The purpose of the meeting is to acquaint new IAC members with project history and operations, discuss siphon repairs and functionality, develop the annual flow schedule, and discuss the 2023 biotic monitoring plan.  

DATES:

The public meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 4, 2023 from 9:00 a.m.– 12:00 p.m. in the Baidarka Conference Room at the Chugach National Forest Supervisor’s Office in Anchorage at 161 E. 1st Avenue, Door 8.

ADDRESSES:

The public meeting will be held in person and virtually via MS Teams.  Please contact Darin Watschke at (907) 308-9706 or darin.watschke@usda.gov to request an MS Teams link and/or phone number to participate in the public meeting.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Adam Cross, c/o USFS Seward Ranger District
33599 Ranger Station Spur, Seward, AK 99664
telephone (907) 288-7715
email: adam.cross@usda.gov 

Questions in advance of the meeting for the IAC can also be directed to Adam Cross.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Participants are requested to register by using the following email address:darin.watschke@usda.gov. MS Teams and call-in information will be provided to those who register. Please include your name, organization, email address, and indicate whether you will be attending in-person or participating via MS Teams or by phone.

The Interagency Advisory Committee is committed to providing equal access to this meeting for all participants. If you need alternative formats or other reasonable accommodations, please call (907) 308-9706 or email darin.watschke@usda.gov with your request by close of business Monday, March 27.

A copy of the agenda for this meeting will be posted on this webpage when available.

The meeting is intended to be informal, non-adversarial, and to facilitate the public comment process. No individual will be subject to questioning by any other participant. Unless otherwise stated, any statement made during the meetings by a member of the IAC should not be construed as an official position of the U.S. Government.

The meeting will be open to all persons, subject to meeting room and MS Teams capacity. Every effort will be made to accommodate all persons wishing to attend. The IAC will try to accommodate all speakers, subject to time constraints.

Public Notice issued in Anchorage, AK, on February 21, 2023.