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There is no evidence to suggest that there is any mechanism in the Resolution process circuit likely to result in technologically enhanced naturally occurring radioactive material (TENORM) in tailings, concentrate, or process water.

Data presented in this technical memorandum indicate that asbestos abundance in Resolution ore and development rock falls well below this criterion. Based on analysis of asbestos occurrence in Resolution ore it is likely that asbestos abundances in the tailings will also be low.

The primary objective of the testing presented in this report was to further enhance and expand the Project’s understanding of the potential geochemical reactivity of the scavenger tailings, although some process waters and pyrite tailings from the 2014 pilot plant were also tested.

Email Address Created for Land Exchange Questions

The Southwestern Region Office of Lands and Minerals Management is overseeing and administering the land exchange and appraisal process which includes the 2,422-acre Oak Flat Federal Parcel. All questions about the land exchange and appraisal process should be emailed to SM.FS.rcexinfo@usda.gov

Programmatic Agreement Info

To comply with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act, the Tonto National Forest developed a Programmatic Agreement (PA) and included it in Volume 5, Appendix O of the final EIS. The PA was created in cooperation with the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, the State Historic Preservation Office, tribes and other consulting parties. The PA contains an agreed upon process for identifying, evaluating and addressing adverse effects to historic properties associated with this undertaking.

To review Volume 5 and the PA, Download Vol 5 PDF, 27 MB.

Forest Service Point of Contact

John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website