Project No. 2818-025

Commission staff will hold two scoping meetings for the project to receive input on the scope of the NEPA document.  An evening meeting will focus on receiving input from the public and a daytime meeting will focus on concerns of resource agencies, Native American tribes, and non-governmental organizations (NGO).  We invite all interested agencies, Native American tribes, NGOs, and the public to attend one or both meetings to assist us in identifying the scope of environmental issues that should be analyzed in the NEPA document.  The dates and times of the scoping meetings are listed below.

Daytime Scoping Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Time:  10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. Alaska Standard Time (AST)
Location:  Harrigan Centennial Hall, 330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone:  (907) 747-4090

Evening Scoping Meeting

Date:  Wednesday, June 12, 2024
Time:  6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (AST)                                                                                      
Location:  Harrigan Centennial Hall, 330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835
Phone:  (907) 747-4090

Scoping Document 1 (SD1), which outlines the subject areas to be addressed in the environmental document, was mailed to the individuals and entities on the Commission’s mailing list.  Copies of SD1 will be available at the scoping meetings, or may be viewed on the web at, using the “eLibrary” link.  Follow the directions for accessing information in paragraph n.  Based on all oral and written comments, a Scoping Document 2 (SD2) may be issued.  SD2 may include a revised process plan and schedule, as well as a list of issues, identified through the scoping process.

Environmental Site Visit

The City and Borough of Sitka and Commission staff will hold an environmental site visit of the Green Lake Hydroelectric Project on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. AST.  You must register in advance if you are interested in attending a site visit. Please contact Elizabeth Lack and Kord Christianson via email at, and, on or before June 5, 2024, for site review access details, if you plan to attend. 

Meeting Objectives

At the scoping meetings, Commission staff will:  (1) initiate scoping of the issues; (2) review and discuss existing conditions; (3) review and discuss existing information and identify preliminary information and study needs; (4) review and discuss the process plan and schedule for pre-filing activity that incorporates the time frames provided for in Part 5 of the Commission’s regulations and, to the extent possible, maximizes coordination of federal, state, and tribal permitting and certification processes; and (5) discuss the potential of any federal or state agency or Native American tribe to act as a cooperating agency for development of an environmental document. 

Meeting participants should come prepared to discuss their issues and/or concerns.  Please review the project’s PAD in preparation for the scoping meetings.  Directions on how to obtain a copy of the PAD and SD1 are included in item n of this document.

Meeting Procedures

Commission staff are moderating the scoping meetings.  The meetings are recorded by an independent stenographer and become part of the formal record of the Commission proceeding on the project.  Individuals, NGOs, Indian tribes, and agencies with environmental expertise and concerns are encouraged to attend the meeting and to assist the staff in defining and clarifying the issues to be addressed in the NEPA document.

Event Details

Date and Time
  • Wednesday, Jun 12, 2024
  • Harrigan Centennial Hall, 330 Harbor Dr, Sitka, AK 99835
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