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

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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.

Video - Draft EIS

Public Meeting Materials

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.

Draft EIS

Comment on DEIS

Optional ways to comment on the Draft EIS are located under the 'EIS Info' and the 'Public Involvement' tabs.

Comment

Media & General Info

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

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website