Public Meeting Transcripts
Throughout the 90-day public comment period, the Forest Service offered multiple ways – including website submissions, written comments and public hearings – for interested parties to comment on the analysis and findings in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
The Forest Service hosted six public hearings across three counties in towns and cities where the proposed mine and tailings facility would have a greater impact.
Public hearings were held in Superior, San Tan Valley, Kearny, Globe, Queen Valley, and Tempe.
Each meeting was structured as follows:
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sign-in and Open House
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Video Presentation
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Public Hearing and Open House
Two court reporters recorded oral comments from attendees. Some attendees also submitted written comments.
These are the public comments from each public hearing.
Other Meeting Materials:
The draft EIS public comment period closed November 7, 2019. All 30,000+ comment submittals are now under review for consideration in the compilation of the final EIS.