KIVALINA  IRA COUNCIL

 

NATIVE VILLAGE OF KIVALINA

P.O. BOX 50051

KIVALINA, ALASKA 99750

 
August 8, 2002

 

Colonel Steven T. Perrenot, District Engineer
U.S. Army Engineer District, Alaska

P.O. Box 898

Anchorage, Alaska 99506-0898

 

Re: Acceptance of Cooperating Agency Status

 

Dear Colonel Perrenot;

 

     At a meeting held on Thursday, August 8, 2002 the Kivalina IRA Council made a decision to accept your invitation to participate in the development of the Delong Mountain Terminal EIS as Cooperating Agency.

 

     We will continue to actively participate as needed and will be represented by our Tribal Administrator Colleen E. Koenig who will oversee the implementation of our roles and responsibilities outlined in the Cooperating Agency Agreement, which is yet to be negotiated.

 

     We thank you for this opportunity. We are sure that the expertise we offer in providing certain information will be beneficial to the Federal decision makers and the public as well as for the Army Corps of Engineers to meet certain requirements of CEQ.

 

     Sincerely,

 

      /s/ Jerry R. Norton, Sr.

     Jerry R. Norton, Sr., President

     Kivalina IRA Council

 

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