Round Mountain Expansion Project DEIS

Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Dear Reader Letter

Volume I

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Executive Summary

Abbreviations and Acronyms

1.0 Introduction

1.1 Introduction and General Location; 1.2 Existing Facilities and Operations; 1.3 Summary of Proposed Action; 1.4 Purpose of and Need for the Action; 1.5 BLM's Responsibilities and Relationship to the Land Use Plan; 1.6 History of the Plans of Operation at the Round Mountain Mine; 1.7 Environmental Review Process; 1.8 Project Permits and Approvals; Organization of the Environmental Impact Statement

2.0 Alternatives Including the Proposed Action

2.1 Introduction; 2.2 Background; 2.3 No Action Alternative; 2.4 Proposed Action; 2.5 RMGC's Environmental Protection Measures; 2.6 Reclamation; 2.7 Alternatives to the Proposed Action; 2.8 Alternatives Considered but Eliminated from Detailed Analysis; 2.9 Past, Present and Reasonably Foreseeable Future Actions; 2.10 Comparative Analysis of Alternatives; 2.11 BLM-preferred Alternative

3.0 Affected Environment

3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Geology and Minerals; 3.3 Water Quality and Quantity (Surface and Ground) and Water Use; 3.4 Cultural  Resources; 3.5 Native American Traditional Values; 3.6 Hazardous Materials and Solid Waste; 3.7 Air Quality; 3.8 Paleontological Resources; 3.9 Social and Economic Values; 3.10 Recreation; 3.11 Wilderness; 3.12 Visual Resources; 3.13 Soils and Watershed; 3.14 Vegetation; 3.15 Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species; 3.16 Range Resources; 3.17 Wildlife and Fisheries Resources; 3.18 Special Status Species; 3.19 Access and Land Use; 3.20 Noise; 3.21 Environmental Justice

Volume II

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Master Table of Contents Volume II

4.0 Environmental Consequences

4.1 Introduction; 4.2 Geology and Minerals; 4.3 Water Quality and Quantity (Surface and Ground) and Water Use; 4.4 Cultural  Resources; 4.5 Native American Traditional Values; 4.6 Hazardous Materials and Solid Waste; 4.7 Air Quality; 4.8 Paleontological Resources; 4.9 Social and Economic Values; 4.10 Recreation; 4.11 Wilderness; 4.12 Visual Resources; 4.13 Soils and Watershed; 4.14 Vegetation; 4.15 Noxious Weeds and Invasive Species; 4.16 Range Resources; 4.17 Wildlife and Fisheries Resources; 4.18 Special Status Species; 4.19 Access and Land Use; 4.20 Noise; 4.21 Environmental Justice; 4.22 Relationship Between Short-term Uses of the Human Environment and the Maintenance and Enhancement of Long Term Productivity; 4.23 Irreversible and Irretrievable Commitment of Resources

5.0 Consultation and Coordination

5.1 Public Participation and Scoping; 5.2 List of Contacts; 5.3 List of Agencies, Organizations, and Persons to Whom Copies of this Statement are Sent

6.0 List of Preparers and Reviewers

6.1 Bureau of Land Management EIS Team; 6.2 AECOM EIS Team (Third-Party Consultant); 6.3 Round Mountain Gold Corporation EIS Team (Applicant)

7.0 References

8.0 Glossary

9.0 Index


Appendix A - Summary of Bedrock and Alluvial Groundwater Chemistry for Round Mountain and Gold Hill; Appendix B - Noise Measurement Results and Field Monitoring Weather Conditions; Appendix C - Groundwater Calibration Data; Appendix D - Pit Lake Geochemistry; Appendix E - Visual Contrast Worksheets and Visual Simulations