Hudbay has announced that the U.S. Forest Service has issued the Final Record of Decision for their Rosemont Copper Project in Arizona. They report receiving this decision concludes a thorough process involving 17 co-operating agencies at various levels of government, 16 hearings, over 1 thousand studies and 245 days of public comment resulting in more than 36 thousand comments. Hudbay will now begin the administrative process working with the U.S. Forest Service to complete the Mine Plan of operations over the next several months. The other key federal permit outstanding is the Water Permit from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Patrick Merrin, Vice-President of Hudbay’s Arizona Business unit says this decision brings them another step closer to being able to build a modern mine that will fulfill the requirements of its permits, create jobs and strengthen the local economy.