Comment Period for Proposed Copper Mine, Land Exchange Ends November 7

PHOENIX, October 22, 2019 — For Immediate Release.
Interested parties have until November 7, 2019, to submit comments regarding the Forest Service’s findings outlined in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Resolution Copper Project and Land Exchange.

The public can submit comments by:

  • Filling out the web form located on the project website under the 'EIS Info’ tab
  • Submitting written comments via postal mail to:
    Resolution EIS Comments
    PO Box 34468
    Phoenix, AZ 85067-4468
  • Note that written comments and statements must be postmarked no later than November 7, 2019

The electronic web form and instructions on how to comment, along with the DEIS and supporting documents, are available on the project website.

As of October 21, the Tonto has received about 800 individual comments through a combination of oral comments from six public meetings, submissions via the electronic web form, and written comments.


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

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.

Media & General Info

Point of Contact
John Scaggs
Tonto National Forest

Apache Leap Special Management Area
Apache Leap SMA website