Comment on DEIS

The public comment period for the Draft EIS is now closed.

The web form (below) is one option the Forest Service is offering to interested parties wanting to comment on the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange Draft Environmental Impact Statement. Other ways to comment are listed in the column on the right side of this web page.

The 90-day Draft EIS comment period ends November 7, 2019. Comments must be submitted by the end of the comment period to have standing for the objection period and to receive a response in the final EIS. Comments received in response to this solicitation, including names and addresses of those who comment, will be part of the public record for this proposed action. Anonymous comments – while accepted and considered - will not allow the agency to provide the respondent with subsequent environmental documents.

Only those individuals who provide timely and specific written comments will have eligibility to file an objection (36 CFR 218.5) under 36 CFR 218.8. For objection eligibility, each individual or representative from each entity submitting timely and specific comments must either sign the comment or verify identity upon request. Issues raised in an objection must be based upon previously submitted timely, specific written comments regarding the proposed action unless based on new information arising after the designated comment opportunities.

Before submitting comments, the Forest Service encourages participants to understand that the most useful comments are substantive in nature and do one or more of the following: question, with reasonable basis, the accuracy of information in the DEIS; question, with reasonable basis, the adequacy of methodology for, or assumptions used for the environmental analyses; present new information relevant to the analyses; or suggest changes or revisions in one or more of the alternatives.

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Public Hearing Comments Available

Comments from each of the six public hearings are available for viewing. Note that the public comment period is now closed.

Public Hearing Comments

Draft EIS

Media & General Info

Point of Contact
John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website