Selection of Appropriate Baseline Conditions for NEPA Analysis
The purpose of this process memorandum is to:
- Summarize available guidance regarding the selection of appropriate baseline conditions against which Resolution Copper project impacts will be compared; and
- Where necessary, document the rationale for selecting baseline conditions for specific resources. In particular, the Tonto National Forest received two differing suggestions on how to define baseline conditions for groundwater resources, and this memo discusses the appropriateness of each possible approach.
Garrett, C. 2018d. Selection of Appropriate Baseline Conditions for NEPA Analysis. Process memorandum to file. Phoenix, Arizona: SWCA Environmental Consultants. April 11.
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.firstname.lastname@example.org
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.