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HUD awards $3.6M to fight homelessness

...meeting one of our nation's most critical challenges - preventing and ending homelessness," said HUD Northwest Regional Administrator Bill Block. "These programs are helping thousands of people avoid or leave homelessness and every day we better...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2015-02-01/hud-awards-36m-fight-homelessness
Neighbors
NOAA disburses final payment for salmon disaster

...payments to affected recreational and commercial businesses," said Alaska National Marine Fisheries Service regional administrator Jim Balsiger. "Funds slated for salmon disaster research and restoration will help mitigate future fishery failures...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-01-13/noaa-disburses-final-payment-salmon-dis
State
Agency proposes critical habitat for ringed seals

...become endangered in the foreseeable future due to climate change," said James Balsinger, NOAA Fisheries Alaska regional administrator, in the announcement.The public will have 90 days to comment.A critical-habitat designation means federal...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-05/agency-proposes-critical-habitat-rin
Outdoors
Federal agency expresses concern with dam studies

...proposed dam in south-central Alaska.In a letter to the project manager for the Susitna-Watana dam, the regional administrator of the National Marine Fisheries Service, James Balsiger, said for his agency to effectively review the project...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-10-01/federal-agency-expresses-concern-dam-st
State
EPA extends decision-making on mining proposal

...comment period ends Friday. EPA also heard from hundreds of people in hearings.Under regulations, EPA's regional administrator is to withdraw the proposal or advance a recommendation to headquarters within 30 days of public hearings ending...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-18/epa-extends-decision-making-mining-prop
State
New Alaska FAA chief focused on safety

...traffic accident and how much more efficient it is to use a UAS to do the photography work."Before taking the regional administrator position, Long served as the FAA's chief counsel under President George W. Bush from 2007-09. More recently...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-05/new-alaska-faa-chief-focused-safety
State
EPA extends decision-making on mining proposal

...comment period ends Friday. EPA also heard from hundreds of people in hearings.Under regulations, EPA's regional administrator is to withdraw the proposal or advance a recommendation to headquarters within 30 days of public hearings ending...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-18/epa-extends-decision-making-mining-prop
State
Territorial court records to stay in Alaska

...through with this reasonable solution," Dawson said.Dawson worked with the National Archives in Seattle through regional administrator Candace Lein-Hayes.A team researched laws and regulations from other states, though Alaska is unique due...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-28/territorial-court-records-stay-alaska
Local
EPA proposal could block huge Alaska mine

...Pebble has asked that a judge block the EPA from taking any additional steps, but no ruling has been made.EPA regional administrator Dennis McLerran said the science is clear "that mining the Pebble deposit would cause irreversible damage to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-20/epa-proposal-could-block-huge-alaska-mi
State
Geraghty pushes back on EPA process over Pebble

...that actions could be taken to prevent such impacts, according to a letter sent to them by Dennis McLerran, a regional administrator with the agency.While regulations call for responses within 15 days, he said a "reasonable extension" could...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-06/geraghty-pushes-back-epa-process-over-p
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