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    July 25, 2018
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The Notice of Availability for the Rock Creek Project Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) was posted to the Federal Register on July 20, 2018 The Rock Creek Project is a proposed underground copper and silver mine located in northwestern Montana near Noxon in Sanders County. RCR (a subsidiary of Hecla Mining Company) proposes to construct, operate, and reclaim the proposed Rock Creek Mine. RCR currently owns the mineral estate for the Rock Creek ore deposit beneath and adjacent to the Cabinet Mountains Wilderness (CMW) in the Cabinet Ranger District of the Kootenai National Forest. The Kootenai National Forest will issue a final Record of Decision (ROD) no sooner than 30 days after the publication of the Notice of Availability in the Federal Register. The Final SEIS and other project related documents can be downloaded as a PDF from the Forest Service's web page (http://www.fs.usda.govlprojects/kootenai/landmanagement/ projects) Copies of the Final SEIS will be maintained, after the release of the ROD, at public libraries in Libby, Thompson Falls, Heron, Missoula, and Helena, as well as the libraries at the Kootenai NF Supervisor's Office and Cabinet Ranger District Office. For more information regarding the Rock Creek Project, contact Katelyn Miller, Project Coordinator, Kootenai National Forest, 31374 US 2, Libby, MT 59923-3022, 406- 293-6211