Final Environmental Assessment
Resolution Copper Mining Baseline Hydrological and Geotechnical Data Gathering Activities Plan of Operations
Resolution Copper Mining, LLC (Resolution or Applicant) has submitted a proposed Plan of Operations for Baseline Hydrological and Geotechnical Data Gathering Activities (Plan) to the Forest Service for approval. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service prepared this Environmental Assessment (EA) in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (NEPA) to consider approval of the proposed plan of operations. This EA discloses direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects that would result from Forest Service approval of the for the proposed Baseline activities and alternatives. The Proposed Action is to approve the Plan as submitted by Resolution. The Proposed Action is subject to the Project-Level Pre-decisional Administrative Review Process under Title 36 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 218, Subparts A and B. The Plan is available for review online at: http://www.fs.usda.gov/projects/tonto/landmanagement/projects.
U.S. Forest Service. 2016a. Final Environmental Assessment: Resolution Copper Mining Baseline Hydrological and Geotechnical Data Gathering Activities Plan of Operations. Tonto National Forest, Globe and Mesa Ranger Districts, Pinal County. January.
The Forest Service will host its remaining two public meetings in Queen Valley on October 8 and in Tempe on October 10.
Video & Materials
A video presentation – the same information introduced at each public meeting – as well as meeting materials (posters and newsletter) are available for public review.
Draft EIS Released
The Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange is now available for review under the 'EIS Info' tab.
Comment on DEIS
Optional ways to comment on the Draft EIS are located under the 'EIS Info' and the 'Public Involvement' tabs.