Today, December 31, 2013, a legal notice is being published in the newspaper of record, the Arizona Daily Star, announcing the beginning of the objection process on January 1, 2014. Rosemont Copper Project objection period begins January 1, 2014 and ends February 14, 2014.
Announcement from the Arizona Daily Star on 12/31/13 regarding the objection period and process for the Rosemont Copper Project.
A Notice by the Environmental Protection Agency on 12/13/2013 - EIS No. 20130360, Final EIS, USFS, AZ, Rosemont Copper Project, Proposed Mining Operation, Review Period Ends: 01/29/2014
TUCSON, AZ (December 13, 2013) – Contrary to published reports, the Coronado National Forest has not officially approved the Rosemont Copper Project. The formal approval of the project is several months away. A press conference Monday, Dec. 16 will clarify the context of the draft decision and the steps necessary for Rosemont Copper to obtain final approval for the project. 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 as depicted on the attached map.
TUCSON, AZ (December 12, 2013) – The Coronado National Forest has announced the completion of the Rosemont Copper Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). On December 13, 2013, a Notice of Availability for the FEIS will be published in the Federal Register. On December 16, 2013 the Forest Service will announce the draft Record of Decision, which will be posted on the project website (www.RosemontEIS.us). On December 31, a legal notice will be published in the newspaper of record, the Arizona Daily Star, which initiates the 45-day objection period beginning January 1, 2014.
The Coronado National Forest has announced the completion of the Rosemont Copper Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS). An informational copy of the FEIS will be posted on the project website, www.RosemontEIS.us, beginning November 29, 2013. Pre-decisional objection process does not begin until draft Record of Decision is released, and legal notice of opportunity to object published in newspaper of record (Arizona Daily Star).
Pre-decisional objection process provides for public input prior to decision-making. The Coronado National Forest has announced the anticipated completion of the Rosemont Copper Project Final Environmental Impact Statement in November, 2013, with the date to be determined by the actual availability of the document.
Tucson, AZ (November 16, 2012) – The Coronado National Forest planned to release the Rosemont Copper Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for public review in December, 2012. However, additional work must be completed before a decision is made and the Record of Decision issued, so the FEIS will not be available at that time.
Tucson, AZ (June 21, 2012) – The Coronado National Forest is currently reviewing public input received during the comment period for the Rosemont Copper Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The Forest received over 25,000 comments during this period. All substantive comments have been identified, coded, and organized and responses are being developed for them. The development of response to comments is an integral part of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) process as the Forest moves toward a final decision on the project. The Forest’s response to these comments will be incorporated into future public disclosures for the project as required under NEPA.
Tucson, AZ (April 3, 2012) – The Rosemont Copper Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement public review and comment period ended on January 31, 2012. Coronado National Forest officials estimate over 4,000 people attended one or more of the seven public meetings held in the affected region regarding the project. Over 25,000 comments were submitted by members of the public, elected officials, organizations, and local, state and federal agencies. All substantive comments have been identified, coded, and organized.