Documents Cited - General Plan of Operations

Machette, M.N., 1998, Contrasts between short- and long-term records of seismicity in the Rio Grande rift – Important implications for seismic hazard assessments in areas of slow extension, in W.R. Lund (ed.), Western States Seismic Policy Council Proceedings Volume, Basin and Range Province Seismic Hazards Summit, Utah Geological Survey Miscellaneous Publication 98-2, p. 84-95.

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Mack, G.H., Seager, W.R., and Leeder, M.R., 2003, Synclinal-horst basins: examples from the southern Rio Grande rift and southern transition zone of southwestern New Mexico: Basin Research, v. 15, p. 365-377.

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Mason, B. and Moore, C.B. 1982. Principles of Geochemistry, John Wiley & Sons, New York.

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McDonald, G.N. and Ashland, F.X., 2008, Earthquake site conditions in the Wasatch Front urban corridor, Utah: Utah Geological Special Study 125, 41 p., 1 plate, scale 1:150,000.

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McGuire, R.K., Silva, W.J., and Costantino, C.J., 2001, Technical basis for revision of regulatory guidance on design ground motions: Hazard- and risk-consistent ground motion spectra guidelines: U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission NUREG/CR-6728.

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McGuire, R.K., Silva, W.J., and Costantino, C.J., 2002, Technical basis for revision of regulatory Guidance on design ground motions, report prepared for U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

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McQuarrie, N., and Wernicke, B.P., 2005, An animated tectonic reconstruction of southwestern North America since 36 Ma: Geosphere, v. 1, p. 147–172.

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Menges, C.M. and McFadden, L.D., 1981, Evidence for the latest-Miocene to Pliocene transition from Basin-Range tectonic to post-tectonic landscape evolution in southeastern Arizona: Arizona Geological Society Digest, v. 13, p. 151-160.

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Menges, C.M. and Pearthree, P.A., 1983, Map of neotectonic (latest Pliocene-Quaternary) deformation in Arizona: Arizona Bureau of Geology Mineral Technology Open-File Report 83-22, 48 p., scale 1:500,000.

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Menges, C.M. and Pearthree, P.A., 1989, Late Cenozoic tectonism in Arizona and its impact on regional landscape evolution: in Geologic Evolution of Arizona, Arizona Geological Society, Digest No. 17, p. 649–680.

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Molnar, P., 1979, Earthquake recurrence intervals and plate tectonics: Bulletin of the Seismological Society of America, v. 69, p. 115-133.

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Montgomery & Associates. 2010. Interim Results of Groundwater Monitoring, Upper Queen Creek and Devils Canyon Watersheds, Resolution Copper Mining LLC, Pinal County, Arizona: Final report prepared for Resolution Copper Mining LLC, February 17, 2010.

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Montgomery & Associates. 2011. Apache Leap Tuff Water Level Contours Upper Queen Creek/Devils Canyon Study Area (Map). March 1, 2011.

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Montgomery & Associates. 2012. Hydrogeologic Data Submittal, Tailings Prefeasibility Study, Whitford, Silver King, and Happy Camp Sites. October 23, 2012

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Montgomery & Associates. 2012a. Results of Hydrochemical Characterization of Groundwater, Upper Queen Creek/Devils Canyon Study area, Resolution Copper Mining LLC, Pinal County, Arizona: Report prepared for Resolution Copper Mining LLC, March 15, 2012.

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Montgomery & Associates. 2012b. Schematic Representation of Hydrogeologic Systems (Figure). February 2012.

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Montgomery & Associates. 2012c. Results of Phase II Hydrogeologic Investigations in Support of Tailings Prefeasibility Study, Far West Site. July 31, 2012.

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Montgomery & Associates. 2013. Technical Memorandum, Phase I Hydrogeologic Field Investigations, Near West Tailings Site, Pinal County, Arizona. May 1, 2013.

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Montgomery & Associates. 2013a. Results of Queen Creek Corridor Survey Superior Basin, Pinal County, Arizona. February 19, 2013.

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Montgomery & Associates. 2013b. Surface Water Baseline Report, Devils Canyon, Mineral Creek and Queen Creek Watersheds, Resolution Copper Mining LLC, Pinal County Arizona. May 16, 2013.

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Montgomery & Associates. 2014. Summary of Hydraulic Conductivity Estimates from Testing of Hydrologic Characterization Wells, 2004-2012, September 12, 2014.

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Morgan, P., and Swanberg, C.A., 1985, on the Cenozoic uplift and tectonic stability of the Colorado Plateau: Journal of Geodynamics, v. 3, p. 39-63.

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MWH. 2014. Final Resolution Copper Tailings Geochemical Characterization Data Summary Report, Report to Resolution Copper Mining, March 2014.

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EIS Status Update - March 2019

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Information on the forthcoming Draft EIS is now available under the ‘EIS Info’ tab. To view the update, click here.

EIS Timeline - 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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Media & General Info
John Scaggs
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Project Manager
Resolution Copper
Mary Rasmussen
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Apache Leap Special Management Area
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