Scholefield Tailings and McCleary Waste Alternative Noise Analysis

Document ID: scholefield-tailings-mccleary-waste-alternative-analysis-2010
2010

This technical memorandum was prepared by Tetra Tech and presents a Noise Analysis for the Scholefield Tailings and McCleary Waste Alternative being considered in the US Forest Service Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the proposed Rosemont Copper Project (Project). This analysis assesses the potential impacts that the Scholefield Tailings and McCleary Waste Alternative would have on noise conditions.

Tetra Tech published a comprehensive Supplemental Noise Study Report in April of 2009 that was based on the facility layouts in the Mine Plan of Operations (MPO). The Noise Study provided data on existing noise levels in the vicinity of the Project and noise levels measured at an active copper mine such as blasting and other operational activities. Modeling of the blasting vibrations was also performed. Noise effect contouring in the April 2009 study was based on the MPO facility layouts.