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Northern Arizona Mineral Withdrawal
Final Environmental Impact Statement
  • Public Land Order 7787; Withdrawal of Public and National Forest System Lands in the Grand Canyon Watershed, Arizona (effective Jauary 21, 2012)

FEIS Chapters, Appendices & Maps

  • Cover & Mission Statement (1M)
  • Dear Reader Letter
  • Abstract
  • Executive Summary
  • Table of Contents
  • Acronyms & Abbreviations
  • Chapter 1 - INTRODUCTION: PURPOSE OF AND NEED FOR ACTION
  • Chapter 2 - PROPOSED ACTION AND ALTERNATIVES (2.5M)
  • Chapter 3 - AFFECTED ENVIRONMENT (2M)
    • Chapter 3 Maps
    • Figure 3.2-1. Map showing air quality in and around the proposed withdrawal area
    • Figure 3.3-1. Map showing areas favorable for uranium (from Finch et al. 1990)
    • Figure 3.4-1. Regional location map
    • Figure 3.4-3. Conceptual geological section of the Grand Canyon–San Francisco Peaks–Verde Valley region (from Zion Natural History Association 1975)
    • Figure 3.4-4. Conceptual geological section of the Cedar Breaks–Zion–Grand Canyon region (from Zion Natural History Association 1975)
    • Figure 3.4-5. Geological map for water resources study area
    • Figure 3.4-6a. Geological sections in water resources study area (modified from Brown and Billingsley 2010)
    • Figure 3.4-6b. Geological sections in water resources study area (modified from Brown and Billingsley 2010)
    • Figure 3.4-9. Map showing hydrologic features for water resources study area
    • Figure 3.4-10. Map showing mean annual precipitation, 1971 through 2000
    • Figure 3.4-11. Map showing hydrologic features for North Parcel
    • Figure 3.4-12. Map showing hydrologic features for East Parcel
    • Figure 3.4-13. Map showing hydrologic features for South Parcel
    • Figure 3.4-14. General direction of groundwater movement in the regional aquifer in the water resources study area (modified from Bills et al. 2010)
    • Figure 3.4-15. Direction of groundwater movement in the Kaibab Plateau region (modified from Huntoon 1974)
    • Figure 3.4-16a. Map showing total dissolved solids concentration and discharge of springs, streams, and wells for the North Parcel and vicinity
    • Figure 3.4-16b. Map showing arsenic concentration of springs, streams, and wells for the North Parcel and vicinity
    • Figure 3.4-16c. Map showing uranium concentration of springs, streams, and wells for the North Parcel and vicinity
    • Figure 3.4-17a. Map showing total dissolved solids concentration and discharge of springs, streams, and wells for the East Parcel and vicinity
    • Figure 3.4-17b. Map showing arsenic concentration of springs, streams, and wells for the East Parcel and vicinity
    • Figure 3.4-17c. Map showing uranium concentration of springs, streams, and wells for the East Parcel and vicinity
    • Figure 3.4-18a. Map showing total dissolved solids concentration and discharge of springs, streams, and wells for the South Parcel and vicinity
    • Figure 3.4-18b. Map showing arsenic concentration of springs, streams, and wells for the South Parcel and vicinity
    • Figure 3.4-18c. Map showing uranium concentration of springs, streams, and wells for the South Parcel and vicinity
    • Figure 3.5-1. Map showing general soil survey
    • Figure 3.6-1. Map showing proposed withdrawal area and Areas of Critical Environmental Concern
    • Figure 3.6-2. Map showing vegetation communities (from Brown and Lowe 1980)
    • Figure 3.7-1. Map showing wildlife linkages
    • Figure 3.8-1. Map showing special status plants
    • Figure 3.8-2. Map showing black-footed ferret and Houserock Valley chisel-toothed kangaroo rat
    • Figure 3.8-3. Map showing California condor
    • Figure 3.8-4. Map showing ambersnails, northern leopard frog, and southwestern willow flycatcher
    • Figure 3.8-5. Map showing critical habitat
    • Figure 3.8-6. Map showing peregrine falcon
    • Figure 3.8-7. Map showing northern Goshawk
    • Figure 3.8-8. Map showing desert bighorn sheep
    • Figure 3.9-1. Map showing visual resource management classes of the North Parcel
    • Figure 3.9-2. Map showing visual resource management classes of the East Parcel
    • Figure 3.9-3. Map showing Scenery Management System classes of the South Parcel
    • Figure 3.11-1. Map showing archaeological site concentrations per section for the North Parcel
    • Figure 3.11-2. Map showing archaeological site concentrations per section for the East Parcel
    • Figure 3.11-3. Map showing archaeological site concentrations per section for the South Parcel
    • Figure 3.14-1. Map showing wilderness characteristics
    • Figure 3.15-1. Recreation overview map
    • Figure 3.15-2. Transportation map
    • Figure 3.15-3. Recreation Opportunity Spectrum map
    • Figure 3.15-4. Park backcountry management zones map
    • Figure 3.15-5. Map showing management units within the proposed withdrawal area
    • Figure 3.16-1. Map showing population centers in the vicinity of the proposed withdrawal area
    • Figure 3.17-1. Map showing national parks and monuments in the study area
  • Chapter 4 - ENVIRONMENTAL CONSEQUENCES (5M)
  • Chapter 5 - CONSULTATION AND COORDINATION (3M)
  • Chapter 6 - LITERATURE CITED
  • Chapter 7 - GLOSSARY
  • Chapter 8 - INDEX
  • Appendix A - FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE
  • Appendix B - LOCATABLE MINERAL RESOURCES— REASONABLY FORESEEABLE DEVELOPMENT SCENARIOS (2M)
  • Appendix C - LEGAL DESCRIPTIONS OF LANDS PROPOSED FOR WITHDRAWAL, BY ALTERNATIVE (4M)
  • Appendix D - SUMMARY OF RECORDS FOR SELECTED WELLS (3.5M)
  • Appendix E - SUMMARY OF LOCATION AND DISCHARGE FOR SPRINGS, SEEPS, AND STREAMS (1.5M)
  • Appendix F - SITE INFORMATION FOR WATER QUALITY SAMPLES (2M)
  • Appendix G - SUMMARY OF SELECTED CHEMICAL QUALITY DATA FOR WATER SAMPLES (1.5M)
  • Appendix H - DETERMINING SOURCE OF DISSOLVED URANIUM USING ISOTOPES
  • Appendix I - CULTURE HISTORY OF THE PROPOSED WITHDRAWAL AREA
  • Appendix J - RECREATION OPPORTUNITY SPECTRUM
  • Appendix K - HAUL ROUTE USE DATA

Document Availability

Full printed copies are available for public inspection at the following locations:

  • BLM Arizona Strip District Office, 345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, UT 84790-6714
  • BLM Arizona State Office, One N. Central Ave., Suite 800, Phoenix, AZ 85004
  • U.S. Forest Service: Kaibab National Forest, 800 S. 6th St., Williams, AZ 86046;