SI027RN Copper Flat Mine

SI027RN Copper Flat Mine
New Mexico Copper Corporation (NMCC), Santa Fe, New Mexico
Copper, Sierra County

Copper Flat Mine Permitting Chronology (Milestones/Timeline of Events)
09-09-2010 Sampling and Analysis Plan Submitted by NMCC
07-17-2012 Permit Application Package Submitted by NMCC
07-18-2012 1st Public Notice Published
08-22-2012 Permit Application Package Deemed Administratively Complete by MMD
08-23-2012 Agency Review Period Begins
To Be Completed Agency Review Period Ends
To Be Completed BLM Access Demonstrated (NEPA Process Ends, Record of Decision Issued)
To Be Completed Permit Application Package Deemed Technically Approvable by MMD
To Be Completed 2nd Public Notice Published
To Be Completed Public Hearing on the Permit Application Package
To Be Completed Public Comments Due (30 Days After Public Hearing Ends)
To Be Completed MMD Director Approval of Permit, Permit Issued

Copper Flat Mine On-Going Permitting Actions/Submittals
   
04-2018 Clarifying Comments from NMED SWQB to BLM on Administrative Final EIS
   
04-2018 Comments from NMED SWQB to BLM on Administrative Final EIS
   
04-2018 Public Comments from Rio Grande Compact Commission
   
03-2018 Technical Comments from MMD, NMOSE, NMED, and NMDG&F on Probable Hydrologic Consequences and/or Predictive Geochemical Modeling of Pit Lake Water Quality
   
02-2018 Public Comments from NM Environmental Law Center
   
01-2018 NMCC Response to MMD Technical Comments, Updated MORP, Revision 1, July 217;
  * Addresses waste rock near proposed Laydown Yard and Concentrator
   
12-2017 MMD Additional Techincal Comments on Updated MORP, Revision 1, July 2017 and Comments on 11-2017 NMCC Response
 * Waste Rock near proposed Laydown Yard and Concentrator
   
12-2017 NMCC PAP Addendum Submittal, December 13, 2017:
    Probable Hydrologic Consequences of the Copper Flat Project, JSAI, Dec. 2017
    Predictive Geochemical Modeling of Pit Lake Water Quality, SRK, Dec. 2017
   
11-2017 NMCC Response to MMD Technical Comments, Updated MORP and Oct 13, 2017 submittal
   
11-2017 MMD Additional Technical Comments on Updated MORP, Revision 1, July 2017
   
10-2017 Comments from NM Dept. Game & Fish on Supplemental Information to Updated MORP, Revision 1, July 2017
   
10-2017 MMD Request for Comments from NM Dept. Game & Fish on Supplemental Information to Updated MORP, Revision 1, July 2017
   
10-2017

Supplemental Information/Amendment to Updated MORP, Revision 1, July 2017.
  * GeoSystems Literature Review of Wildlife Uses of Mine Pit Walls
  * NMDG&F Guidelines for Mine Operations
  * NMCC Open Pit Reclamation/Revegetation Plan

   
10-2017 MMD Preliminary Comments on Updated MORP, Revision 1, July 2017
   
09-2017 Survey of the Copper Flat Pit Area
   
07-2017 Updated MORP, Revision 1, July 2017
    NMCC Responses to 04-2017 Technical Comments
    Updated MORP, Revision 1, July 2017
    Appendix E - Mine Reclamation and Closure Plan, Revision 1, July 2017
    Attachment E2 - TSF Post-Operations Water Management Plan, Revision 1, July 2017
   
05-2017 NMDG&F Comments on Biological Survey at Mill Site Claims & Proposed Substation Area
   
04-2017 Public Comments from NM Environmental Law Center
   
04-2017 MMD and Agency Technical Comments on Updated MORP (Oct 2016)
   
03-2017 Request for NMDG&F Comments, Biological Surveys at Mill Site Claims & Proposed Substation Area
   
02-2017 Summary Report: 2015-2016 Biological Surveys at Mill Site Claims & Proposed Substation Area
   
11-2016 MMD Request for Agency Comments on Updated MORP (Oct 2016)
   
10-2016 Surface Water Quality Bureau Letter to NMCC Re: Current and Proposed Pit Water Body
   
10-2016 Updated Mining Operation & Reclamation Plan (MORP)
    Updated MORP
    Appendix A - Tailings Dam Feasibility Level Design
    Appendix B - Impoundment Design Report
    Appendix C - Process Facility Containment Report
    Appendix D - Site Diversion Analysis
    Appendix E - Mine Reclamation and Closure Plan
      Attachment E2 - TSF Post-Operations Water Management Plan
  Discharge Plan Application to NMED - June 2016 Revisions
    Cover Letter
    NMCC Responses to March 21, 2016 NMED Comments
    Inserts and Revisions to Dec 2015 DP Application
    Inserts and Revisions to Appendix A of Dec 2015 DP Application
    Inserts and Revisions to Appendix D of Dec 2015 DP Application
    Inserts and Revisions to Appendix E of Dec 2015 DP Application
  Discharge Plan Application to NMED - December 2015
    Application
   
04-2016 Public Comments from NM Environmental Law Center
   
04-2016 MMD Comments on Supplemental Biological Workplan for Millsite Claims
   
03-2016 Agency Comments on Supplemental Biological Workplan for Millsite Claims
   
02-2016 Supplemental Biological Workplan for Millsite Claims
   
01-2016 Agency Comments on BDR Addendum
   
11-2015 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), BLM Document November 2015
    Volume 1 - Text, Tables, and Figures
    Volume 2, Part 1 - Appendix A, B, and C
    Volume 2, Part 2 - Appendix D, E, F, G and H
   
07-2015 BDR Addendum - Biological and Paleontology Survey of Mill Site Claims and Substation
   
08-2014 Updated Model of Groundwater Flow in Animas Uplife and Palomas Bain Report, Revised
   
02-2014 Pre-Feasibility Study and Definitive Feasibility Study Gap Analysis
   
02-2014 Humidity Cell Termination Report, Feb. 2014
   
02-2014 Updated Model of Groundwater Flow in Animas Uplift and Palomas Basin Report, Revised
   
10-2013 Predictive Geochemical Modeling of Pit Lake Water Report with April 2014 Errata Memo
   
08-2013 Model of Groundwater Flow Report in Animas Uplift and Palomas Basin
   
07-2013 Amendment to the BDR (50 MB)
   
05-2013 Geochemical Characterization Report (modified, May 2013)
  Report Text
  Report Appendices (Appendix A through I; 41MB)
   
03-2013 MMD Comments on PAP
   
12-2012 Agency Comments on PAP
   
07-2012 Public Notice - Submittal of Permit Application Package
   
07-2012 Permit Application Package (PAP)
Cover Letter
Baseline Data Characterization Report (BDR), 2.5 MB
Figures, All Sections, 28 MB
Appendices, All Sections, 33 MB
Mining and Reclamation Plan (MORP), 10 MB
Appendix A - Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP), 14 MB
Appendix B - Geochemical Characterization Report, 31 MB
Appendix C - Mining Sequence Maps & Prelim. Tailings Drawings, 51 MB
Appendix D - Reclamation Designs, 16 MB
Appendix E - Financial Assurance Package
   
01-2011 Agency Comments on SAP
   
09-2010 Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP), Phase I of New Mine Application
Cover Letter
Table of Contents
Introduction
Climatological Factors
Topography
Vegetation
Wildlife
Topsoil Survey
Geology
Surface Water
Ground Water
Cultural Resources
Present and Historical Land Use
Attachment 1: Quality Assurance Project Plan
Attachment 2: Access Agreement
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