Documents Cited - General Plan of Operations

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Walker, Gladys and T.G. Chilton. 1991. The History of Mining at Superior, History of Mining in Arizona, vol. II, 231-36, edited by J. Michael Cantly and Michael N. Greely. Mining Club of the Southwest Foundation, Tucson.

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Western Regional Climate Center (WRCC). 2012. Climate Narratives of the State - Arizona. http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/narratives/arizona/. Accessed on 5/2/2012.

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Western Regional Climate Center. 2013. Western US Climate Historical Summaries. http://www.wrcc.dri.edu/climate-summaries/. Accessed July 22, 2013.

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WestLand Resources Inc. 2004. Baseline Biology and Land Use Report. 2004. Prepared for Resolution Copper Mining.

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WestLand Resources Inc. 2004a. 2004 Reptile and Amphibian Survey Federal Parcel, Pinal County, Arizona. Prepared for Resolution Copper Mining. December 2004.

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WestLand Resources Inc. 2008. Federal Lands Biological Assessment and Evaluation. Resolution Copper Mining Water Pipeline Project. Prepared for Resolution Copper Mining. June 23, 2008.

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Westland Resources Inc. 2011. Jurisdictional Waters Determination for the Resolution West Plant and East Plant Analysis Areas, Pinal County, Arizona. Prepared for US Army Corps of Engineers. July 28, 2011.

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WestLand Resources Inc. 2012a. Amphibian and Reptile Surveys. Prepared for Resolution Copper Mining. December 12, 2012.

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Westland Resources Inc. 2012b. Vegetation and Wildlife Assessment of the Mineral Creek Study Area. Prepared for Resolution Copper Mining. September 2012.

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WestLand Resources Inc. 2012c. Aquatic Resource Studies in the Resolution Study Area. Prepared for Resolution Copper Mining. September 2012.

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WestLand Resources Inc. 2013. Biological Evaluation of the Near West Analysis Area. March 2013.

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WestLand Resources Inc. 2013a. Jurisdictional Waters Determination for the Parcel 210-34-022A Analysis Area, Pinal County, Arizona. Prepared for US Army Corps of Engineers. January 10, 2013.

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WestLand Resources Inc. 2013b. 2012 Springsnail Survey Devils Canyon, Pinal County, Arizona. Prepared for Resolution Copper Mining. March 15, 2013.

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WestLand Resources Inc. 2014. Jurisdictional Waters Determination for the Near West Analysis Area, Pinal County, Arizona. Prepared for US Army Corps of Engineers. January 24, 2014.

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WestLand Resources Inc. 2014a. Biological Evaluation, Baseline Hydrologic & Geotechnical Data Gathering Activities on Tonto National Forest. Prepared for Resolution Copper Mining.

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EIS Status Update - Mar 2019

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As of March 15, a Draft EIS update is now available under the ‘Public Involvement’ 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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