Copper Mine Land Exchange Claims, Objection Period ends January 29

PHOENIX, January 17, 2018 — For Immediate Release.
The comment period for those with Federal or private land claims tied to the proposed land exchange between the Federal Government and Resolution Copper Mining LLC for a copper mine near Superior, Arizona, closes on January 29, 2018.

Persons claiming such properties or having any liens, encumbrances, or other claims relating to the lands being considered for exchange must file their claims or objections by this date.

Lands involved in the exchange include:

  • A 2,422-acre section on the Tonto National Forest -- generally known as the “Oak Flat Federal Parcel”, which includes the Oak Flat campground. This section would transfer to Resolution Copper Mining, LLC
  • 5,344 acres of private land on 8 parcels located within Arizona
    • 5 of the 8 non-federal parcels would transfer to the Forest Service and include Turkey Creek in Gila County; Tangle Creek in Yavapai County; Cave Creek in Maricopa County; East Clear Creek in Coconino County; and Apache Leap South End in Pinal County
    • 3 of the 8 non-federal parcels would transfer to the Bureau of Land Management and would include the Lower San Pedro River in Pinal County; Dripping Springs in Pinal and Gila Counties; and Appleton Ranch in Santa Cruz County

Persons can e-mail submissions to: comments@resolutionmineeis.us. Postal submissions should be sent to:

Resolution Land Exchange Comments
PO Box 34468
Phoenix, AZ  85067-4468

Ways to submit comments also can be found on the project Web site at: https://www.resolutionmineeis.us/public-involvement

Source: 

Public Hearing Comments Available

Comments from each of the six public hearings are available for viewing. Note that the public comment period is now closed.

Public Hearing Comments

Draft EIS

Media & General Info

Point of Contact
John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest
john.scaggs@usda.gov

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website