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Comments Being Accepted, Public Meetings Begin October 22

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Tucson, AZ (October 13, 2011) – The Coronado National Forest will soon be accepting public comments on the Rosemont Copper Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) in a variety of formats. The DEIS is available online at www.fs.fed.us/r3/coronado and is expected to be available October 14 at www.RosemontEIS.us. Mailings began this week. Citizens are encouraged to read the DEIS before submitting comments. Although comments may be submitted in many ways, citizens need only provide comments once for them to receive full consideration. The 90-day comment period is expected to begin on October 22, following publication of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Notice of Availability of the DEIS in the Federal Register. Oral and written comments will be received by the Forest at the following scheduled public meetings:

  • October 22, 2011, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Desert Diamond Conference Center, 1100 W. Pima Mine Rd., Sahuarita, AZ
  • November 5, 2011, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Elgin Elementary School, 23 Elgin Rd., Elgin, AZ (tentative)
  • November 12, 2011, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Palo Verde High School, 1302 S. Avenida Vega, Tucson, AZ
  • November 19, 2011, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Empire High School, 10701 E. Mary Ann Cleveland Way, Tucson, AZ
  • December 7, 2011, 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
    Benson High School, 360 S. Patagonia Street, Benson, AZ
  • January 7, 2012, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
    Desert Diamond Conference Center, 1100 W. Pima Mine Rd., Sahuarita, AZ

Meetings will include informational sessions and comment sessions, during which oral statements will be recorded. Citizens do not need to be present at any meetings to comment on the DEIS. Requirements for commenting may be found at 36 Code of Federal Regulations Part 215.

Oral comments will also be accepted by telephone by calling (888) 654-6646.

Comments may be submitted electronically on the project website at www.RosemontEIS.us by following the link to “Commenting on the DEIS”.

Comments may be emailed to CoronadoNF@RosemontEIS.us. Emailed comments should identify “Rosemont Copper Project DEIS” in the subject line with attachments in Microsoft Word (.docx), rich-text format (.rtf), or portable document format (.pdf).

Comments may be sent via U.S. mail to:

Rosemont Comments
P.O. Box 4207
Logan, UT 84323

Comments may be FAXed to the attention of “Rosemont Copper Project DEIS” at (435) 750-8799.

The comments most useful for the Environmental Impact Statement process should be directly related to issues associated with the alternatives described in the DEIS, rather than general advocacy for or opposition to the project.

For questions or special needs regarding the public meetings or the comment period, the public may call (520) 388-8300 voice or (520) 388-8304 TTY.

Questions about the EIS process should be directed to Ms. Andrea Campbell, Forest NEPA Coordinator, at 300 W. Congress St., Tucson, AZ 85701, or by telephone at (520) 388-8300.

Additional information about the proposed Rosemont Copper Project will be available online at www.RosemontEIS.us

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