Documents Cited - Land Exchange

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Chronic, Halka. 1983. Roadside Geology of Arizona. Mountain Press Publishing Co. Missoula.

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Clark, Jeffry J. and Patrick D. Lyons. 2012. Migrants and Mounds: Classic Period Archaeology of the Lower San Pedro River Valley. Anthropological Papers No. 45. Archaeology Southwest, Tucson, Arizona.

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Cogan, Roger C. 2011. Herpetofauna Species list for the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch of the National Audubon Society. July 2011.

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Cogan, Roger C. 2012. Herpetofauna of the Appleton-Whittell Research Ranch. National Audubon Society. November 2012.

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Collins, Glendon E. 2008. A History of the Lands in the National Audubon Society’s Research Ranch near Elgin, in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Appleton-Whittel Research Ranch. June 2008.

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Council on Environmental Quality. 1997. Environmental Justice: Guidance under the National Environmental Policy Act. Washington, D.C. December 10, 1997.

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The Forest Service is considering five reasonable action alternatives for a Tailings Storage Facility. To view Snapshot summaries and accompanying maps, click here.

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EIS Status - Feb 2019

  1. Proponent submits revised Plan of Operations [Sep 2014]
  2. Federal Register Notice of Intent to prepare EIS [Mar 2016]
  3. Public scoping period and scoping meetings
    [5 meetings between Mar-Jun 2016; comment period extended from 60 days to 120 days, closed Jul 18, 2016 ]
  4. Compile and review existing data
  5. Prepare project description and identify project alternatives
  6. Publish Alternatives Evaluation Report [Sep 2017]
  7. We Are Here
    Validate Baseline Information; analyze environmental effects
  8. Prepare Draft EIS
  9. Federal Register Notice of Availability of Draft EIS
  10. 90-day public review and comment period, with public meetings
  11. Respond to public comments and prepare Final EIS
  12. Federal Register Notice of Availability of Final EIS and Draft ROD
  13. 45-day Public Objection Period
  14. Resolve objections to Final EIS and draft ROD
  15. Issue Final Record of Decision

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