Jonathan Rigg

The purpose of this process memorandum is to provide consistent time frames for each of the three mine phases—(1) construction, (2) operations, and (3) closure and reclamation—and the overall mine life as described for the proposed action in the “General Plan of Operations” (GPO).

The purpose of this process memorandum is to document the process used by the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) interdisciplinary (ID) team to identify and consider reasonably foreseeable future actions (RFFAs) for inclusion in the cumulative effects analysis of the Resolution Copper Project draft environmental impact statement (DEIS).

The purpose of this process memorandum is to provide consistent time frames for each of the three mine phases—(1) construction, (2) operations, and (3) closure and reclamation—and the overall mine life as described for the proposed action in the “General Plan of Operations” (GPO).

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
john.scaggs@usda.gov

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website