Coronado National Forest Supervisor Kerwin Dewberry has signed the final Record of Decision (ROD) for the Rosemont Copper Project. The ROD outlines Supervisor Dewberry’s decision to select the Barrel Alternative and approve the Mine Plan of Operations once amended, and to amend the 1986 Coronado National Forest Plan by creating a new management area around the mine site.
ARIZONA — The Southwestern Region is completing the review of objections received on the proposed Rosemont Copper Mine Final Environmental Impact Statement and will release Regional Forester Cal Joyner’s responses to objectors early next week.
The Coronado National Forest is requesting the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to reinitiate formal consultation for the Rosemont Copper project. Consultation is required under the Endangered Species Act to ensure that the effects of a proposed project on listed species are avoided or minimized.
ARIZONA — In light of the extensive review of issues raised during the objection process for the Rosemont Copper Mine Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS), Regional Forester Cal Joyner has determined it necessary to delay his response to the objections filed with the Forest Service.
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).
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