Appendix K

These documents include technical reports, memorandum, scientific journal articles, and others cited in the General Plan of Operations - Volume 3 - Appendix K (GPO). They are available for download as PDF files wherever possible.

In November 2013, Resolution Copper Mining, LLC (RCM) submitted the proposed General Plan of Operations (GPO) to the Tonto National Forest, to develop and mine a copper-molybdenum deposit. Tonto National Forest deemed the GPO to be complete in December 2014 - see Letter of Completion. A plan of operations is a Forest Service permit, which authorizes mining operations on national forest lands.

This action is necessary to ensure that National Forest System roads provide for public uses of National Forest System lands; provide for safe public access and travel; allow for economical and efficient management; to the extent practicable, begin to reverse adverse ecological impacts associated with roads; and meet all other current and future land and resource management objectives.

The basic objective of this guide is to help engineers, planners, environmental specialists, and road managers make good decisions, protect the environment, and build good low-volume roads. Key issues that should be addressed when planning a road project include changes or negative impacts to the area that a road can cause which may be significant, irreversible, or difficult to mitigate. The producing, purifying, and maintaining clean water. Roads must protect water quality and the biotic environment that depends on it.

The Land and Resource Management Plan (Forest Plan) defines the long-term direction for managing the Tonto National Forest. The purpose of the Forest Plan is to provide for multiple use and sustained yield of goods and services from the Forest in a way that maximizes long-term net public benefits in an environmentally sound manner.

Public Hearings

The Forest Service will host its remaining two public meetings in Queen Valley on October 8 and in Tempe on October 10.

Public Hearings

Video & Materials

A video presentation – the same information introduced at each public meeting – as well as meeting materials (posters and newsletter) are available for public review.

Video - Draft EIS

Public Meeting Materials

Draft EIS Released

The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange is now available for review under the 'EIS Info' tab.

Draft EIS

Comment on DEIS

Optional ways to comment on the Draft EIS are located under the 'EIS Info' and the 'Public Involvement' tabs.

Comment

Media & General Info

Point of Contact
John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest
john.scaggs@usda.gov

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website