SWCA Environmental Consultants

Additional reclamation plans were received from Resolution Copper after the DEIS. The purpose of this process memorandum (memo) is to summarize the documents received and the process used to evaluate those documents for sufficiency.

A number of detailed comments were received on the DEIS, related to the use of the groundwater model. The purpose of this process memorandum is to detail the process used to evaluate these comments, the decisions made by the Tonto National Forest with respect to addressing the comments, and the rationale for those decisions.

The purpose of this process memorandum is to provide clarification of several perceived discrepancies in water balance that appear in the Draft EIS and supporting documents, and to provide confirmation that these discrepancies are not substantive to the disclosure of impacts in the EIS.

The purpose of this process memorandum is to explore the factual basis for these comments and determine if they warrant changes to the assumptions used in the DEIS analysis.

The purpose of this process memorandum is to provide the background and summary of the total direct and indirect emissions of greenhouse gases (GHG) associated with the proposed action for the Resolution Copper Mine (RCM) Development near Superior, Arizona.

A public comment was received suggesting that an alternative or supporting technique could be used to bolster the analysis of geomorphology in the FEIS. The purpose of this process memo is to document the response to this comment, in support of changes to the FEIS.

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide a summary of the process used for selecting the third-party contractor (SWCA Environmental Consultants [SWCA]), the contractual arrangements pertaining to SWCA, Resolution Copper Mining, LLC (Resolution Copper), and the Tonto National Forest, and details of how potential conflict of interest has been identified and managed.

The purpose of this memorandum is to summarize pertinent information gathered in response to these public statements.

The purpose of this memo is to provide detailed rationale for the determinations expressed regarding a document purported to be the technical analysis demonstrating the financial feasibility of cut-and-fill mining.

The purpose of this process memorandum is to detail the process steps undertaken during the alternatives development process, related to evaluation of alternative mining techniques.

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Forest Service Point of Contact

John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest
john.scaggs@usda.gov

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