Documents Cited - General Plan of Operations

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US Census Bureau. 2010. American Fact Finder. DP-1. Profile and General Population and Housing Characteristics 2010. County Data for Gila and Pinal counties, Arizona. Available at http://factfinder2.census.gov. Accessed April 10, 2012.

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US Census Bureau. 2011. American Fact Finder. DP05. ACS Demographic and Housing Estimates 2007 – 2001 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates. Community Data for Bylas, Claypool, Globe, Hayden, Kearny, Miami, Peridot, San Carlos, Superior, and Winkelman, Arizona. Available at http://factfinder2.census.gov. Accessed October 30, 2013.

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USDA Forest Service. 1930. Crook National Forest. Arizona, Gila and Salt River Meridian Map (on file, Arizona Historical Society, Tucson).

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USDA Forest Service. 1982. National Forest Management Act Planning Rule. Available online at: http://www.fs.fed.us/emc/nfma/includes/nfmareg.html (Accessed August 4, 2014).

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USDA Forest Service. 1990. FSM 2800 – Minerals and Geology, Chapter 2840 Reclamation. Amendment 2800-90-1. June 1, 1990.

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USDA Forest Service. 1991. FSM 2600 – Wildlife, Fish, and Sensitive Plant Habitat Management, Chapter 2620 – Habitat Planning and Evaluation. Amendment No. 26000-91-5. July 19, 1991.

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USDA Forest Service. 2004. Training Guide for Reclamation, Bond Estimation, and Administration for Mineral Plans of Operation Authorized and Administered under 36 CFR 228A. April 2004.

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USDA Forest Service. 2005. FSM 2600 – Wildlife, Fish, and Sensitive Plant Habitat Management, Chapter 2670 Threatened, Endangered and Sensitive Plants and Animals. Amendment 2600-2005-1. September 23, 2005.

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USDA Forest Service. 2008. Special Use Permit Authority: Federal Land Policy and Management Act, as Amended October 21, 1976. Executed October 29, 2008, expires October 31, 2018.

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USDA Forest Service. 2009. FSM 2000 – National Forest Resource Management, Chapter 2080 Noxious Weed Management. Amendment 2000-2009-1. April 3, 2009.

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USDA Forest Service. Tonto National Forest. 1985. Tonto National Forest Plan, Forest Services, Southwestern Region. October 1985.

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USDA Forest Service. Tonto National Forest. 1985a. Environmental Impact Statement Tonto National Forest Plan, Forest Services, Southwestern Region. October 1985.

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USDA Forest Service. Tonto National Forest. 2005. Tonto National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan: Management Indicator Species Status Report. Tonto National Forest, Phoenix, Arizona.

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USDA Forest Service. Tonto National Forest. 2011. Tonto National Forest Sensitive Species List. US Forest Service, Tonto National Forest. Phoenix, Arizona. Accessed October 21, 2013.

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USDA Forest Service. Tonto National Forest. 2012. Tonto National Forest Management Indicator Species. October 2012.

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USDA Forest Service. Tonto National Forest. 2013. Legends of the Superior Trail Available at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tonto /recreation/climbing/recarea/?recid=70971&actid=50. Accessed July 30, 2013.

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USDA Forest Service. Tonto National Forest. 2014. Tonto National Forest. Oak Flat. Available at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/recarea/tonto/ recreation/camping-cabins/recarea/?recid=35345&actid=29. Accessed August 27, 2014.

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Snapshots Updated

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

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John Scaggs
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Mary Rasmussen
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