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Legal Notice – Alternatives Workshop – March 2017
As part of the EIS process, the Forest Service is required to investigate alternatives to various aspects of the Proposed Action described above. The Forest Service hosted workshops to 1) update the public on the status of the EIS process 2) describe the alternatives development process, and 3) solicit input on the criteria being used to evaluate alternative tailings storage facility locations. The public provided input as to the relative importance of a variety of environmental and social criteria that the Forest Service used to evaluate alternative tailings facility locations.
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.