The following describes the Coronado National Forest’s (the Coronado’s) alternatives development process for the proposed Rosemont Copper Project (the project), in particular, those alternatives considered but eliminated from detailed study. Alternatives retained for detailed analysis will be fully described and analyzed in the draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), to be published at a later date. The alternatives development process was conducted in accordance with the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forest Service (Forest Service) regulations (40 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1502.14 and 36 CFR 220.5, respectively) and Forest Service Region 3 guidance.
U.S. Forest Service. 2011a. Alternatives Considered but Eliminated from Detailed Study: Rosemont Copper Project, a Proposed Mining Operation in Southern Arizona. Tucson, AZ: Coronado National Forest. May.