Mining Permit and Reclamation Plan Application for the Sugarloaf Mine at Cherokee

Summary

SCH Number
2001032003
Lead Agency
Butte County
Document Title
Mining Permit and Reclamation Plan Application for the Sugarloaf Mine at Cherokee
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Inactive gold mine known as the Cherokee Hydraulic Mine Unclassified Agricultural Residential
Document Description
Mining Permit and Reclamation Plan to mine and process silica sand on a 789 acre site. Ancillary heavy minerals including zircon, chromium, gold and micro diamonds will also be removed from the sand product during processing. The mine will occupy approximately 125 acres. Mining activity will occur in 5 phases over 23 years.

Contact Information

Name
Daniel C. Breedon
Agency Name
Butte County Department Development Services
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Butte
Cross Streets
State Route 70 and Cherokee Road
Zip
95965
Total Acres
798
Parcel #
041-06-130
State Highways
SR 70
Railways
Union Pacific
Schools
Spring Valley Elementary
Waterways
Sawmill Ravine
Township
4E
Range
21N
Section
28,29,
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
Cherokee
Other Information
Section: 32 and 33

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, Cal Fire, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 (RWQCB), California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Industrial (Acres 12.2, Employees 25), Mining (Silica sand, gold, var.minerals)
Local Actions
Mining Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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