Issuance of the Final Record of Decision on the Rosemont Copper Project

Date: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Tucson, AZ (June 7, 2017) – For Immediate Release. 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.

The Rosemont Copper Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and draft (ROD) were released on December 13, 2013. The objection period began on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 and closed on Friday, February 14, 2014.

The proposed project would be conducted on an estimated 5,431 acres of combined private lands, National Forest System lands, and lands administered by the Arizona State Land Department. Proposed activities include an open pit mine and associated processing and disposal facilities approximately 30 miles south of the city of Tucson, Arizona. The operation would produce copper, molybdenum and silver concentrates.

The final ROD is available online at the project website: http://www.rosemonteis.us. The documents are also available for review at the Coronado National Forest Supervisor’s Office, 300 W. Congress, in a public reading room. Documents may be checked out from local public libraries in and around Tucson (locations provided on the project website).

Additional information can be obtained by contacting: Sarah Elizabeth Baxter, Coronado National Forest, 300 W. Congress, Tucson, Arizona (520) 388-8348, sbaxter@fs.fed.us.

 

 

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