Final Environmental Impact Statement & Draft Record of Decision

A Proposed Mining Operation, Coronado National Forest, Pima County, Arizona

All documents are PDF format. Hard copies of the Final Environmental Impact Statement and draft Record of Decision are available for review at all Coronado National Forest offices and selected public libraries - see  Locations page.

Final Record Of Decision (pending)

The Final Record of Decision (ROD) for the Rosemont Copper Project (RCP) is expected to be signed in early June, 2017 by Coronado National Forest Supervisor Kerwin Dewberry. Once the Final ROD has been signed, the approved document will be available online on this website. On that date, the Final ROD will also be available for review at the Coronado National Forest in a public reading room and available to check out at local public libraries in and around Tucson, AZ.

FEIS Errata

This errata sheet documents corrections to the text of the published FEIS. These corrections reflect minor errors and omissions discovered after the release of the FEIS, as well as specific changes directed by the Regional Forester during the objection process. This document should be reviewed along with the FEIS.
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Cover Letter

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Draft Record of Decision

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FEIS Volume 1 - Executive Summary, Chapters 1 & 2

Includes Executive Summary, Chapter 1. Purpose of and Need for Action, Chapter 2. Alternatives, Including the Proposed Action
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FEIS Volume 2 - Chapter 3

Includes Chapter 3. Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences
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FEIS Volume 3 - Chapter 3

Includes Chapter 3. Affected Environment and Environmental Consequences
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FEIS Volume 4 - Chapters 4 & 5, Glossary, Literature Cited, Index

Includes Chapter 4. Consulted Parties, Chapter 5. List of Preparers, Glossary, Literature Cited, Index
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FEIS Volume 5 - Appendices A-E

Includes USACE Section 404(b)(1) Alternatives Analysis, Mitigation and Monitoring Plan, Visual Simulations, Memorandum of Agreement, Tribal Consultation
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Appendix C - Viewshed Analysis Figures - (1.8 MB, 5 pages)

Appendix C - Visual Simulations - (9.6 MB, 22 pages)

FEIS Volume 6 - Appendices F-G

Includes U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Opinion, Summary of Response to Comments on the DEIS
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* Appendix G - Commenter Response Database - (222 MB, 318 files)

* The Appendix G Commenter Index pdf was updated on 12/12/13 due to a formatting error that affected 13 of the 25017 individual submissions listed (only those with a large amount of comments). Once the problem was identified, the Forest quickly responded and made all corrections. We apologize for any inconvenience.

* Republication of Appendix G - November 2015 - Following publication of the FEIS and the draft record of decision (ROD), in January 2014 the Forest Service initiated a formal objection process. The Forest Service received 101 eligible objections, which were reviewed by the Regional Forester. On June 13, 2014, the Regional Forester provided direction to the Coronado National Forest Supervisor in response to the eligible objections. The Regional Forester’s direction included the following instruction: “Republish Appendix G to include all Public Concern Statements and responses (not a subset as is currently printed). Also, to meet the requirements of Section 102(c) of NEPA, include scanned copies of actual letters received by Federal, State, and local agencies and elected officials [see NEPA and FSH 1909.15_25.1(3)].” As instructed, appendix G has been republished to include all Public Concern Statements and responses, as well as copies of all letters received by Federal, State, and local agencies and elected officials. The republished appendix replaces the appendix published in the FEIS in December 2013.

FEIS GIS Files & List of Figures

GIS data files for figures in the FEIS and Draft ROD
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GIS files are not provided for FEIS or Draft ROD figures that were provided only as images, pdf files, graphs, etc. Those figure numbers are listed in this document:
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