907 Updates November 07, 2018

By Chris Klint: APD: Death near Alaska Zoo investigated as a homicide
By Chris Klint: ‘Give me all the $:’ Man convicted in Midtown robbery
Imlach faces up to 20 years in prison as well as a $250,000 fine for the robbery. His sentencing has been set for Feb. 4.
By Angela Krenzien: 2 sentenced for illegal Steller sea lion kills
Nichols pleaded guilty to a count of Marine Mammal Protection Act – illegal take and a count of obstruction of a Marine Mammal Protection Act Investigation in June 2018. Nichols was sentenced to five years probation, three months home incarceration and 400 hours of community service. He must also pay a $20,000 fine and issue a public apology in a national magazine that covers commercial fishing.

Turgeon pleaded guilty to one count of Marine Mammal Protection Act – illegal take. He was sentenced to four years probation, one month home incarceration and 40 hours of community work service. He must pay a $5,000 fine.
By Associated Press: Sitka police kill 2 bears that entered shed, scratched home
By Daniella Rivera: Preliminary numbers suggest voters will oust Judge Corey following no-jail plea deal
Election Round-up By Kortnie Horazdovsky: Who’s up, who’s down in hot races across Alaska
By Scott Gross: School Board president: ‘I’d never want to be a teacher’
Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman – ‘Pillars in their community’: Women of Distinction honored
By Ariane Aramburo: Spotlight on Youth: Korean moves to Alaska, overcomes language barrier
By Dave Leval: New Anchorage hangar big enough for 2 Boeing 737s
By Daybreak Staff: Workforce Wednesday: House Build in Southeast Alaska
By Heather Hintze: Runner completes journey from Alaska to Florida
Notice: Public Comment Period Extended for Regulations Dealing with PFAS Cleanup Levels
The public comment period has been extended to 5:00pm Tuesday November 13, 2018 to allow additional time provide comments on the DEC’s proposal to amend regulations in 18 AAC 75. The proposed changes update and add cleanup levels for six per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) for soil and groundwater.

The DEC welcomes your comments on the proposed changes to the regulations and the updated adopted-by-reference documents. Visit our regulations webpage http://dec.alaska.gov/spar/regulation-projects/pfas-cleanup-level-amendments/ to review the amendments to 18 AAC 75, the updated adopted by reference documents, and additional resources.

See this link to the Supplemental Public Notice: https://aws.state.ak.us/OnlinePublicNotices/Notices/View.aspx?id=192036 which also provides a portal for submitting comments. You may also submit written comments to Sally Schlichting, Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation, P.O. Box 111800, Juneau, AK 99811-1800, by facsimile at (907) 465-5245, or by email to sally.schlichting@alaska.gov. Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Comments received after 5:00 p.m. will not be considered.

For tips on how to provide effective comments, see this link: http://dec.alaska.gov/commish/regulations/how-to-comment-faq

Sally Schlichting
Unit Manager for Technical Services, Policy & Regulations
ADEC Contaminated Sites Program – Juneau, Alaska
Division of Spill Prevention and Response
Phone: 907-465-5076