Final Environmental Assessment

Date Published: 
January 2016

Resolution Copper Mining Baseline Hydrological and Geotechnical Data Gathering Activities Plan of Operations

Resolution Copper Mining, LLC (Resolution or Applicant) has submitted a proposed Plan of Operations for Baseline Hydrological and Geotechnical Data Gathering Activities (Plan) to the Forest Service for approval. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) to consider approval of the proposed plan of operations. This EA discloses direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects that would result from Forest Service approval of the for the proposed Baseline activities and alternatives. The Proposed Action is to approve the Plan as submitted by Resolution. The Proposed Action is subject to the Project-Level Pre-decisional Administrative Review Process under Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 218, Subparts A and B. The Plan is available for review online at:

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