[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 73 (Friday, April 15, 2016)]
[Pages 22308-22309]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-08698]



National Park Service


Notice of Availability Mining Plan of Operations for Claims 
Within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska

AGENCY: National Park Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability.


SUMMARY: As required by Public Law 94-429, Section 2 of the of the Act 
of September 28, 1976, 16 U.S.C. 1901, and in accordance with 
provisions of Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations, Section 9.17, the 
National Park Service is hereby giving notice that Chisana Mining LLC., 
has filed a proposed plan to conduct mining operations on the Little El 
and Bonanza Claims, a group of unpatented placer claims in the Chisana 
Mining District near Chisana, Alaska. The claims are located within the 
boundaries of Wrangell -St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

DATES: This plan of operation is available for inspection during normal 
business hours at the following locations:

Office of the Superintendent, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and 
Preserve Mile 106.8 Richardson Highway, Copper Center, Alaska 99573
National Park Service Alaska Regional Office--Natural Resources 
Division, 240 West 5th Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eric Veach, Acting Superintendent, at 

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822-5432, [email protected], Michael Loso, Physical Scientist, at 
(907) 822-7240, [email protected]

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: To implement the Mining in the Parks Act, 
the NPS issued regulations at 36 CFR part 9, subpart A (36 CFR part 9A) 
in 1977. These regulations are applicable to all mineral activities in 
park units related to unpatented and patented mining claims, and make 
all mining claim operations in parks contingent on NPS approval of a 
plan of operations. Under the 36 CFR part 9A regulations, an NPS-
approved plan of operations is required for all mining-related 
operations in parks associated with unpatented and patented mining 
claims. The plan of operations serves as the blueprint for the 
    The claim owners, Chisana Mining LLC., have submitted a proposed 
plan of operations in accordance with the regulations at 36 CFR part 
9A. Under 36 CFR Section 9.17(a), the NPS is required to publish a 
notice in the Federal Register advising the availability of the 
proposed plan for public review. This notice is being published to 
comply with the 36 CFR Section 9.17(a) requirement.

    Dated: April 6, 2016.
Herbert C. Frost,
Regional Director, Alaska.
[FR Doc. 2016-08698 Filed 4-14-16; 8:45 am]