Southwest Traffic Engineering

This document, TIA Addendum #2, has been prepared in response to additional discussions and comments from USFS (United States Forest Service).

This Addendum to the Original TIA (TIA Addendum) also further explores possible mitigation measures and evaluate crash rates at the intersections of N Smeltertown Road/Main Street, Silver King Mine Road/US 60 and Main Street/US 60.

The Draft EIS focused the quantitative traffic analysis solely on the intersections. Based on public comments received, we request that a number of highway segments between intersections also be analyzed for directional impacts.

As part of the alternatives analysis for the Resolution Copper Mine Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), an alternative filter plant location and tailings storage facilities (TSF) are being considered for detailed analysis.

The purpose of this traffic study is to evaluate the current and future transportation system at the proposed Resolution Copper Mine expansion without and with the project. Traffic operations were analyzed at existing, key intersections located near the proposed mining operations and facilities during construction and final operations. Revised April 13, 2017.

The purpose of this traffic study is to evaluate the current and future transportation system at the proposed Resolution Copper Mine expansion without and with the project. Traffic operations were analyzed at existing, key intersections located near the proposed mining operations and facilities during construction and final operations.

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