Public Comment Form

Commenting open: September 17, 2021 12:00AM AKT - October 17, 2021 11:59PM AKT.

City of Fort Yukon Comprehensive Landfill Permit

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) proposes to replace Solid Waste Disposal Permit #SW3A092-22 for the Fort Yukon Rabbit Subdivision landfill with a new comprehensive Solid Waste Disposal Permit No. SW3CP001-26 for the operation of a Class III municipal waste landfill and a separate inert waste landfill.

Applicant Information:

Landowner: Gwichyaa Zhee Gwich’in Tribal Government. Leased to City of Fort Yukon.

Landfill Operator: City of Fort Yukon

  • Class III municipal waste landfill: 20 acres in Section 16, Township 20N, Range 12E, Fairbanks Meridian. Longitude -145.190933, Latitude 66.556950
  • Inert Waste landfill with a Recycling Area: 40 acres in Section 15, Township 20N, Range 12E, Fairbanks Meridian. Longitude -145.182363, Latitude 66.569091

Project Description:
The municipal waste landfill and the inert waste landfill will serve the 550 residents of Fort Yukon. It is estimated that the community will produce 401 tons of solid waste per year. The 20-acre municipal landfill site will include a solid waste disposal cell, a cell for animal waste, a contingency cell for honeybucket or natural disaster waste, a stockpile of cover materials, a burn unit, and drainage controls, all within a fenced area. The 40-acre inert waste site will include a disposal cell for inert wastes and a gravel pad for the safe pre-disposal processing and storage of inert wastes such as junk vehicles and white goods. This area may also serve as secured overflow storage for municipal solid waste heavy equipment. Both sites are secured and will be fully fenced.

The new permit is needed because of the addition of the municipal waste landfill. Land was made available near the local Long Range Radar Site that will allow for operations and a landfill design that are more protective of human health and the environment. The City of Fort Yukon desires to move the municipal waste landfill to this location for these reasons, and also because it is further from residential areas.
Additional Information:
The City of Fort Yukon permit amendment application materials are available for viewing via the ADEC website at

For questions regarding this Solid Waste Disposal Permit, or for a hard copy, please contact Trisha Bower at 907-451-2174 or by email at
Opportunity for Public Participation:
ADEC is seeking comment regarding the proposed project only. Notice is given that any person interested may present written comments relevant to the proposed Permit to ADEC. Written comments will be included in the record if received before 11:59 p.m. on October 17, 2021.

You may comment electronically via the comment fields below or you may submit written comments by mail, email, or fax to:
Rebecca Colvin, ADEC Solid Waste Program
555 Cordova St. Anchorage, AK 99501
Fax: 907-269-7510
The ADEC complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this process, please contact Brian Blessington at 907-269-6272, or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY, or dial 711 within 30 days of publication of this notice to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.

Dated September 9, 2021 at Fairbanks, Alaska.
s/b Douglas Buteyn, Solid Waste Regional Program Manager

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