Newmont Mining Corporation's

Long Canyon Mine Draft EIS (posted 3-21-2014)

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Interested Party Letter

Executive Summary

Chapter 1 - Purpose and Need

Figure 1.3-1 General Location Map


Figure 1.3-2 Land Ownership Map

 Chapter 2 - Proposed Action and Alternatives
 Figure 2.2-1 Proposed Action
 Figure 2.2-2 Typical Access Road Sections
 Figure 2.2-3 Typical Haul Road Sections
 Figure 2.2-4 Heap Leach Facility Layout
 Figure 2.2-5 Mill and Heap Leach Flow Sheet
 Figure 2.2-6 - Mill Site, Office and Shop Layout
 Figure 2.2-7 - Tailings Storage Facility
 Figure 2.2-8 - Proposed Pipeline Route
 Figure 2.2-9 - Post-Project Topography
 Figure 2.2-10 - Pre-and Post-Mining Mine Pit Topography
 Figure 2.3-1 - North Facilities Alternative
 Figure 2.3-2 - North Facilities Alternative, Mill Site, Office and Shop
 Figure 2.3-3 - Post Project Topography, North Facilities Alternative
 Figure 2.5-1 - Power Supply Alternatives Considered
 Figure 2.7-1 - Monitoring Locations for the Proposed Action
 Figure 2.7-2 - Monitoring Locations for the North Alternative

 Chapter 3 - Affected Environment

Figure 3.2-1 Regional Surface Water Features

 Figure 3.2-2 Long Canyon Area Well Locations and Cross Sections
 Figure 3.2-5 Local Surface Water and Springs Features
 Figure 3.2-7 Hydrogeologic Cross Section A-A'
 Figure 3.2-8 Hydrogeologic Cross Section B-B'
 Figure 3.2-9 Hydrogeologic Cross Section C-C'


Figure 3.2-10 Basin Fill Thickness, Northern Goshute Valley
 Figure 3.2-11 Basin Fill Aquifer, Basin-Wide Potentiometric Surface Map, 10-2012
 Figure 3.2-12 Basin Fill Aquifer, Project Area Potentiometric Surface Map, 10-2012 
 Figure 3.2-15 Potentiometric Surface in the Carbonate Bedrock Aquifer, 10-2012
 Figure 3.3-1 Inventoried Drainages and Wetlands within the Proposal Action 
 Figure 3.3-2 Inventoried Drainages and Wetlands within the North Alternative 
 Figure 3.4-1 Geology
 Figure 3.4-2 Stratigraphy of Long Canyon Project Area 
 Figure 3.4-3 Earthquakes and Quaternary Faults
 Figure 3.5-1 NRCS Soil Map Units in the Project Area
 Figure 3.5-2 NRCS Soil Map Units along Power Supply Pipeline
 Figure 3.7-1 Ecological Site Descriptions, Project Area
 Figure 3.7-2 Ecological Site Descriptions, Power Supply Pipeline, South
 Figure 3.7-3 Ecological Site Descriptions, Power Supply Pipeline, North
 Figure 3.7-4 Noxious Weeds of the Project Area
 Figure 3.7-5 Noxious Weeds of the Power Supply Pipeline
 Figure 3.7-6 Vegetation Communities
 Figure 3.8-1 Southwest Regional GAP Data Proposed Action
 Figure 3.8-2 Big Game Habitat Map of Project Area
 Figure 3.8-3 Mule Deer Habitat Map of Project Area
 Figure 3.8-4 Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Map of Plan Boundary
 Figure 3.8-5 Special Status Species Project Boundary
 Figure 3.8-6 Golden Eagle and Other Raptor Nest Locations
 Figure 3.8-7 Special Status Species Power Supply Pipeline
 Figure 3.8-8 Greater Sage-Grouse Habitat Map of Power Supply Pipeline
 Figure 3.8-9 Special Status Species North Alternative
 Figure 3.9-1 BLM Grazing Allotments
 Figure 3.10-1 Wilderness Resources
 Figure 3.13-1 Land Ownership and Special Designations
 Figure 3.14-1 Visual Resource Management Classes and KOP Location
 Figure 3.15-1 Area of Analysis Recreation

Chapter 4 - Environmental Consequences 
 Figure 4.2-1 WhAEM Simulated 20-Year Capture Zone for BSR Irrigation Well


Figure 4.2-2 Predicted Drawdown at End of Mine Startup
 Figure 4.2-3 Predicted Drawdown at End of Mine Operations
 Figure 4.2-4 Predicted Drawdown at End of Mine Closure
 Figure 4.2-5 Predicted Drawdown 25 Years after Mine Closure
 Figure 4.13-1 Public Access under the Proposed Action
 Figure 4.13-2 Public Access under the North Facilities Alternative

Chapter 5 - Cumulative Effects 
 Figure 5.2-1 Wild Fire Activity


Figure 5.5-1 Surface Water, Groundwater, Wetlands & Riparian Resources CESA
 Figure 5.7-1 Vegetation, Soils, Paleontology, & Geology & Minerals CESA
 Figure 5.9-1 Migratory Birds, Golden Eagles, Small Mammals, and Air Quality Resources CESA
 Figure 5.10-1 Grazing and Range Resources; Noxious and Invasive Species CESA
 Figure 5.11-1 Mule Deer CESA
 Figure 5.11-2 Special Status Species Greater Sage-Grouse CESA
 Figure 5.11-3 Elk CESA
 Figure 5.11-4 Antelope CESA
 Figure 5.13-1 Wilderness Characteristics Resources CESA
 Figure 5.14-1 Cultural Resources CESA
 Figure 5.15-1 Recreation and Land Use Resources CESA
 Figure 5.15-2 Transportation; Hazardous Materials and Waste CESA
 Figure 5.16-1 Visual Resources CESA
 Figure 5.18-1 Socioeconomics and Environmental Justice CESA

Chapter 6 - Consultation and Coordination

Chapter 7 - References, Glossary, and Index

 Appendix 1A - LongCanyon Scoping Document (this document takes longer to load)


Appendix 2A - Surplus Water Service Agreement Among Newmont and the Cities
 Appendix 3A - Water Resources Tables
 Appendix 3B - Water Rights
 Appendix 3C - Soil Tables
 Appendix 3D - Programmatic Agreement
 Appendix 3E - Visual Simulations
 Appendix 3F - Long Canyon National Trails
 Appendix 4A - Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasures Plan
 Appendix 4B - Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plan

Newmont Mining Corporation's 

Proposed Long Canyon Mine Plan of Operations

Plan of Operations

Interested Party Letter (7/19/12)

Appendix A - Claims Map


 1 - General Location Map
 2 - Existing Site Topography
 3 - Aerial Photograph
 4 - (1 of 3) Site Photographs
 4 - (2 of 3) Site Photographs
 4 - (3 of 3) Site Photographs
 5 - Surface and Mineral Ownership
 6 - Site Geology
 7 - General Site Plan Layout
 8 - Mill and Heap Leach Flow Sheet
 9 - Post-project Topography
10 - Typical Haul Road Sections
11 - Typical Access Road Sections
12 - Office, Shop, Mill Site Project Layout
13 - Tailings Facility Layout
14 - Heap Leach Facility Layout
15 - Power Pole Structure Design
16 - Monitoring Locations
17 - Wind Rose
18 - Soils
19 - Vegetation
20 - Mule Deer Distribution
21 - Elk Distribution
22 - Pronghorn Distribution
23 - Transportation Routes
24 - Visual Resources
25 - Socioeconomic Study Area
26 - Lands with Wilderness Characteristics