The video of the Forest Service presentation from March 21 in Superior, Arizona, will help you understand the status of the EIS and the alternatives development process.
The presentation slides are also available for download.
COMPLETE THE QUESTIONNAIRE - CLOSED
The online workshop will take you through a series of questions about your interests and values regarding the social and environmental criteria that will be used to evaluate and compare the alternative tailings storage facility locations.
Please note that the Forest Service is gathering information about the evaluation criteria. This is not considered a “vote” and more input will not alter the results. Please take the survey only one time.
The questions presented in the online workshop are the same questions presented at the in-person workshops.
Alternatives Development Online Workshop
The Forest Service is preparing an environmental impact statement (EIS) to evaluate and disclose the potential environmental effects from: (1) approval of a plan of operations submitted by Resolution Copper Mining, LLC (Resolution Copper), for mining operations on Forest Service lands associated with a proposed large-scale mine; (2) the exchange of land between Resolution Copper and the United States; and (3) amendments to the Tonto National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan.
As part of the EIS process, the Forest Service is required to investigate alternatives to various aspects of the Proposed Action described above.
The Forest Service recently hosted two public workshops in (Superior, AZ, March 21; Gilbert, AZ, March 22) to 1) update the public on the status of the EIS process 2) describe the alternatives development process, and 3) solicit input on the criteria being used to evaluate alternative tailings storage facility locations. Workshop attendees were asked to provide input as to the relative importance of a variety of environmental and social criteria that the Forest Service will use to evaluate alternative tailings facility locations.
The workshop presentation and activity are being made available for online participation from March 23 through April 5, 2017.
One component of the mine operation that the Forest Service is investigating is potential alternatives to the proposed location for the tailings storage facility. The Forest Service will evaluate tailings facility locations based upon a variety of technical, environmental, and social criteria. The purpose of this online workshop is to gather information about your interests and social and environmental values regarding the location of the tailings storage facility. The Forest Service will use the information gathered to evaluate and compare alternative tailings storage facility locations.