Rosemont Copper Company (Rosemont) submitted a letter to the Coronado National Forest (Coronado) stating that the company is removing the oxide ore processing/heap leach facility from the Barrel Alternative for various reasons. Rosemont then provided updated reports to both the Coronado- the Preliminary Reclamation Plan- and their investors- the Updated Feasibility Study. The provision of all of these documents to the public and cooperators instigated a letter from the Pima County Administrator, Chuck Huckelberry. This letter provided Pima County’s rationale for their request for a new Draft or Supplemental EIS. This paper describes items that were considered by the Forest Supervisor, Jim Upchurch, in his effort to disseminate what has been submitted by Rosemont, Pima County’s argument and make a decision on how to move forward.
Polm, M. 2012. Decision Process Paper - Mine Pit Location: Proposed Rosemont Copper Project. Prepared for the Coronado National Forest. Tucson, AZ: SWCA Environmental Consultants. November 26.