Now Augusta Resources needs another permit, this one from the US Army Corps of Engineers. And they have to go through another public comment process!
Public Notice/Application No. SPL-2008-00816-MB
Comment Period: December 6, 2011 to January 5, 2012
Rosemont Copper Company
Ms. Kathy Arnold
2450 W. Ruthrauff Rd., #180
Tucson, Arizona 85705
WestLand Resources, Inc.
Mr. Brian Lindenlaub
4001 E. Paradise Falls Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85712
Approximately 30 miles southeast of Tucson, Arizona within portions of Sections 17, 20, 21 and 25-35, T17S, R14E; portions of Sections 31-35, T17S, R15E; portions of Sections 1, 2 and 12, T18S, R14E; portions of Sections 1, 2, 7, 10-15, 17, 18, 20-25, 35 and 36, T18S, R15E; portions of Sections 6-8, 14-23 and 27-33, T18S, R16E; portions of Sections 1 and 2, T19S, R15E; and portions of Sections 4, 5 and 6, T19S, R16E in Pima County, Arizona (Figures 1 and 2).
To discharge fill material into Barrel Canyon and associated tributaries including Wasp Canyon, McCleary Canyon, Trail Canyon, and other unnamed ephemeral washes for construction of the proposed Rosemont Copper Project open pit copper mine. The Rosemont Copper Project will, through the discharge of dredged/fill material, directly impact 38.6 acres, indirectly impact 2.5 acres, and temporarily impact 0.75 acre of potential
waters of the United States (WUS) (Figure 3).
For a detailed description of the proposed project, please see “Proposed Activity for Which a Permit Is Required” and “Additional Project Information” in this Public Notice.
Interested parties are hereby notified that an application has been received for a Department of the Army permit for the activity described herein and shown on the attached drawing(s). Interested parties are invited to provide their views on the proposed work, which will become a part of the record and will be considered in the decision.
This permit application will be issued or denied under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act (33 U.S.C. 1344).
Comments can be e-mailed to Marjorie.E.Blaine@usace.army.mil or mailed to:
U. S. Army Corps of Engineers
ATTENTION: Marjorie Blaine (SPL-2008-00816-MB)
Tucson Resident Office
5205 E. Comanche Street
Tucson, AZ 85707