Documents Cited - General Plan of Operations

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Gila County Comprehensive Plan. 2003. Gila County Comprehensive Plan: Chapter 2. Available at http://www.gilacountyaz.gov/new_documents/planning_and_zoning.php. Accessed November 11, 2013.

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Golder Associates. 2005. Aquifer Protection Permit Application, West Plant Site, Superior Mine, Superior, Arizona, Volume 3 - Appendices. June 24, 2005, Report ref. 053-2519.

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Golder Associates. 2006. Resolution Copper Company, Surface Water Baseline Report, October 2002 through February 2006: Final report prepared for Resolution Copper Company, June 30, 2006.

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Golder Associates. 2007. Well Installation Report for New Point of Compliance and Alert Wells, West Plant Site, Superior, Arizona, November 21, 2007, Report ref. 073-92522.

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Golder Associates. 2008. Report on Groundwater Model of West Plant Site, Superior Arizona. March 24, 2008.

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Golder Associates. 2010. Intermediate Rock Stockpile Type 2.02 General Aquifer Protection Permit (Notice of Intent and Supplemental Information). December 1, 2010.

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Golder Associates. 2011. Aquifer Protection Permit Application Development Rock Stockpile Project, West Plant Site, Superior, Arizona. May 6, 2011.

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Golder Associates. 2011a. Loadout Intermediate Rock Stockpile Type 2.02 General Aquifer Protection Permit (Notice of Intent and Supplemental Information) May 17, 2011.

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Golder Associates. 2011b. Site Characterization Report for the West Plant Site, Superior Arizona December 2011.

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Golder Associates. 2013. Groundwater Assessment Update: West Plant Site, Superior, Arizona: Technical Memorandum prepared for Resolution Copper Company, March 28, 2013.

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Golder Associates. 2014. Mined Land Reclamation Plan – Superior Mine, Arizona, Resolution Copper Mining, LLC. April 22, 2014.

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Greater Phoenix Economic Council. 2013. Regional Profile Demographics. Available at: http://www.gpec.org/doing-business-in-phoenix/regional-profile/demographics. Accessed October 30, 2013.

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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