Emily Newell

The purpose of this process memorandum is to document the process used by the NEPA interdisciplinary team to identify and consider reasonably foreseeable future actions for inclusion in the cumulative effects analysis of the Resolution Copper Project final EIS.

At the public hearings held during the comment period for the DEIS, commenters expressed concern over potential schedule delays and technical complications with the block cave mining technique proposed for use in the underground operation at the Oyu Tolgoi mine.

The purpose of this process memorandum is to provide a summary of applicable Surface Water Quality Standards and a comparison with predicted annual concentrations of constituents for each alternative that is being considered for the Resolution Copper Project.

The purpose of this process memorandum is to describe additional supporting resource information in detail. The Scenic Resources section of Chapter 3 of the EIS includes brief summaries of the information contained in this process memorandum. This process memorandum covers the following topics:

The purpose of this process memorandum is to describe additional supporting resource information in detail. The Air Quality section of Chapter 3 of the EIS includes brief summaries of the information contained in this process memorandum.

The purpose of this process memorandum is to describe additional supporting resource information in detail. The Water Resources section of Chapter 3 of the EIS includes brief summaries of the information contained in this process memorandum.

The purpose of this process memorandum is to describe additional supporting resource information in detail. The Public Health and Safety section of Chapter 3 of the EIS includes brief summaries of the information contained in this process memorandum.

The purpose of this process memorandum is to describe additional supporting resource information in detail. The Geology, Minerals, and Subsidence section of Chapter 3 of the EIS includes brief summaries of the information contained in this process memorandum.

The purpose of this process memorandum is to describe additional supporting resource information in detail. The Wildlife section of Chapter 3 of the EIS includes brief summaries of the information contained in this process memorandum.

The purpose of this process memorandum is to describe additional supporting resource information in detail. The Tribal Resources section of Chapter 3 of the EIS includes brief summaries of the information contained in this process memorandum.

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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

Objection Period Ends March 1

Interested parties who previously submitted formal comments about the project have until March 1 to file an objection to the Tonto’s proposed decision.

For more info, view TNF News Release.

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
john.scaggs@usda.gov

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website