Water Resource Analysis: Assumptions, Methodology Used, Relevant Regulations, Laws, and Guidance, and Key Documents
The purpose of this process memorandum is to describe additional supporting resource information in detail. The Water Resources section of Chapter 3 of the EIS includes brief summaries of the information contained in this process memorandum. This process memorandum covers four basic topics:
- Resource analysis area
- Analysis methodology
- Regulations, Laws, and Guidance
- Key Documents and References Cited
Water resources involve three areas of analysis: Groundwater Quantity and Groundwater-Dependent Ecosystems, Groundwater and Surface Water Quality, and Surface Water Quantity. Each section is analyzed separately within this process memorandum to distinguish between the assumptions, methodology used, and relevant regulations, laws, and guidance in each resource.
Newell, E., and C. Garrett. 2018d. Water Resource Analysis: Assumptions, Methodology Used, Relevant Regulations, Laws, and Guidance, and Key Documents. Process memorandum to file. Phoenix, Arizona: SWCA Environmental Consultants. August 6.
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.email@example.com
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.