Monday, November 21, 2011
Decisions pending on Rosemont electric lines, wetlands...
The next two challenges to the Rosemont copper mine in the Santa Rita Mountains are approval of the electric transmission line by the Arizona Corporation Commission, and getting Clean Water Act permits from the Army Corps of Engineers which covers "dredging and filling of regulated watercourses with material from the mine property."
The ACC has scheduled five days of hearings in Tucson, beginning Dec. 12 on the proposed 138 kV transmission line from the proposed Toro switchyard to the Rosemont substation. Additional days of hearings may be required. [Right, transmission line map. Credit, Rosemont Copper]