Throughout the 90-day public comment period, the Forest Service offered multiple ways – including website submissions, written comments and public hearings – for interested parties to comment on the analysis and findings in the Draft Environmental Impact Statement.
The Forest Service hosted six public hearings across three counties in towns and cities where the proposed mine and tailings facility would have a greater impact.
Public hearings were held in Superior, San Tan Valley, Kearny, Globe, Queen Valley, and Tempe.
Each meeting was structured as follows:
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sign-in and Open House
6:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Video Presentation
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Public Hearing and Open House
Two court reporters recorded oral comments from attendees. Some attendees also submitted written comments.
Here are the public comments from each public hearing.
Superior - September 10, 2019
Superior Junior/High School
1500 Panther Drive, Superior, AZ
San Tan Valley - September 12, 2019
Central Arizona College, San Tan Campus A100 and A101
3736 E Bella Vista Rd, San Tan Valley, AZ
Kearny - September 17, 2019
Ray Elementary School Cafeteria
701 AZ 177, Kearny, AZ
Globe - September 19, 2019
High Desert Middle School Auditorium
4000 High Desert Drive, Globe, AZ
Queen Valley - October 8, 2019
Queen Valley Recreation Hall
1478 East Queen Valley Drive, Queen Valley, AZ
*Tempe - October 10, 2019
Hotel Tempe/Phoenix Airport InnSuites
1651 West Baseline Road, Tempe, AZ
* Added to schedule as of September 20, 2019
Draft EIS Public Meeting Presentation
This 15-minute presentation outlines the content and findings in the Draft EIS that was shared with attendees at each public meeting in September and October 2019. This includes a brief message from the deciding official.
Closed caption version: https://youtu.be/MunzlGd1_5A
Standard version: https://youtu.be/dCTWlcVCr1E
Posters - Draft EIS Poster Packet
Collection of 20 posters and maps presented at the Draft EIS Public Hearings.
Newsletter - Draft EIS Release Newsletter
This newsletter provides an overview of how the document is organized, content, how to get a copy, and how to provide substantive comments.