Corresponding pages in the DEIS:
Summary of Impacts: pp. 614-643; Environmental Consequences: pp. 637-643
The proposed action would result in impacts to recreational users from blasting noise (construction and mining operation phases) and equipment operational noise (mining operation phase), resulting in a likely decrease in recreational value in the area. The proposed action would not result in impacts to nearby residents from construction, blasting, or equipment operation during any phases of mine life. Noise caused by an increase in traffic would impact private property along State Route 83, although the number of residential noise receptors is unknown.