PacRim Coal, LP

Waterbird Brood-rearing Surveys and Bird Collision-hazard Report Revision

ABR conducted field surveys for waterbirds broods in 4 areas that were not covered by surveys in 2006 because of relocation and realignment of proposed facilities, the infrastructure corridor, and access roads in 2011. ABR revised the Bird Collision-Hazard Report based on the new elevated suspended-cable conveyor design proposed to transport coal from Ladd Landing to barges in Cook Inlet. This report revision entailed a complete reanalysis of the existing data on bird movements in light of the new design for the coal-transport conveyor.