Documents Cited - General Plan of Operations

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Air Sciences. 2011. Resolution Copper Mining Monitoring Plan. November 2011.

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Air Sciences. 2012. Resolution Baseline Report: Prepared for Resolution Copper a Member of Rio Tinto Group. June 2012.

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Air Sciences. 2013. Baseline Meteorological and Air Quality Data Annual Report Resolution Copper Mining Project: April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013. Prepared for Resolution Copper a Member of Rio Tinto Group August 2013.

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Air Sciences. 2013a. Baseline Meteorological and Air Quality Data Reports. Resolution Copper Mining Project. Quarterly reports for the period April 1, 2012 – June 30, 2012. Prepared for Resolution Copper a Member of Rio Tinto Group November 2012.

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American Society for Testing and Materials. D698. Standard Test Methods for Laboratory Compaction Characteristics of Soil Using Standard Effort (12 400 ft-lbf/ft3 [600 kN-m/m3])

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Arizona Department of Commerce. 2009. Community Profile. Gila County: Arizona. http://www.azcommerce.com/doclib/commune/gila county.pdf. (Accessed May 29, 2012).

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Arizona Department of Commerce. 2009a. Community Profile. Globe/Miami: Arizona. http://www.azcommerce.com/assets/pdfs /community-profiles/g/globe-miami.pdf. Accessed March 26, 2012.

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Arizona Department of Commerce. 2009b. Community Profile. Pinal County: Arizona. http://www.azcommerce.com/doclib/commune /pinal%20county.pdf. Accessed June 13, 2011.

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Arizona Department of Commerce. 2009c. Community Profile. Superior: Arizona. http://www.azcommerce.com/assets/pdfs/community-profiles/s/superior.pdf. Accessed March 26, 2012.

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Arizona Department of Environmental Quality (ADEQ). 2004. Arizona Mining Guidance Manual BADCT, Aquifer Protection Program. Publication TB 04-01.

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Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. 2011. Arizona State Implementation Plan (SIP). Regional Haze Under 308 of the Federal Regional Haze Rule. Air Quality Division. January 2011.

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Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. 2012. 2010 Status of Water Quality. Arizona’s Integrated 305(b) Assessment and 303(d) Listing Report. June 2012. Available at: http://www.azdeq.gov/environ/water/assessment/assess.html. Accessed July 30, 2012.

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Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. 2012a. State of Arizona Area-Wide Aquifer Protection Permit No. P-101703. Place ID No. 7820, LTF No. 54902. March 29, 2012.

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Arizona Department of Environmental Quality. 2013. E-Maps. Map of Nonattainment, Attainment Areas, and Maintenance Areas. http://gisweb.azdeq.gov/arcgis/emaps. Accessed July 25, 2013.

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Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT). 2013. Phoenix Metro Area Projects. State Route 24. Overview. Available at: http://www.azdot.gov/projects/phoenix-metro-area/state-route-24. Accessed November 12, 2013.

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Arizona Department of Transportation. Undated. http://www.azdot.gov/highways/SWProjMgmt/enhancement_scenic/scenicroads/ ScenicRoads_Common/Scenic_Phoenix_Central_Arizona.asp.

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Arizona Department of Water Resources. 1999. Third Management Plan for Phoenix Active Management Area 2000-2010. December 13, 1999 Available at: http://www.azwater.gov/AzDWR/Watermanagement/AMAs/ThirdManagementPlan3.h.... Accessed July 30, 2013.

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Arizona Department of Water Resources. 2010. Arizona Water Atlas Volume 8 Active Management Area Planning Area. April 2010.

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Arizona Department of Water Resources. 2013. Groundwater Site Inventory (GWSI) database https://gisweb.azwater.gov/waterresourcedata/GWSI.aspx. Accessed data August 6, 2013.

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Arizona Game and Fish Department. 2006. Upper Mineral Creek Trip Report.

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Arizona Game and Fish Department. 2011. https://www.azgfd.com/hunting/units Accessed June 29, 2011.

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Arizona Land Resource Information System. 1975. Regional Soils: GIS Cover. http://www.azland.gov/alris/layers.html. Accessed March 13, 2015.

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Arizona Laws Relating to Water, State Bar of Arizona. 2011. Reprinted from LexisNexis Arizona Annotated Revised Statutes, 2010-2011 Edition.

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Arizona State Parks. 2014. Boyce Thompson Arboretum State Park. Available at: http://azstateparks.com/Parks/BOTH/. Accessed August 27, 2014.

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Arizona Trail Association. 2014. What is the Arizona Trail? Available at: http://www.aztrail.org/at_about.html. Accessed August 27, 2014.

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The Forest Service is considering five reasonable action alternatives for a Tailings Storage Facility. To view Snapshot summaries and accompanying maps, click here.

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EIS Status - Feb 2019

  1. Proponent submits revised Plan of Operations [Sep 2014]
  2. Federal Register Notice of Intent to prepare EIS [Mar 2016]
  3. Public scoping period and scoping meetings
    [5 meetings between Mar-Jun 2016; comment period extended from 60 days to 120 days, closed Jul 18, 2016 ]
  4. Compile and review existing data
  5. Prepare project description and identify project alternatives
  6. Publish Alternatives Evaluation Report [Sep 2017]
  7. We Are Here
    Validate Baseline Information; analyze environmental effects
  8. Prepare Draft EIS
  9. Federal Register Notice of Availability of Draft EIS
  10. 45-day public review and comment period, with public meetings
  11. Respond to public comments and prepare Final EIS
  12. Federal Register Notice of Availability of Final EIS and Draft ROD
  13. 45-day Public Objection Period
  14. Resolve objections to Final EIS and draft ROD
  15. Issue Final Record of Decision

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Forest Points of Contact

Media & General Info
John Scaggs
jscaggs@fs.fed.us

Project Manager
Resolution Copper
Mary Rasmussen
mcrasmussen@fs.fed.us

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website