Miller Farms Nursery, Inc. Surface Mining and Conditional Use Permits; Case Nos.: CUP-01-03/SMP-01-01/RP-01-01

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Miller Farms Nursery, Inc. Surface Mining and Conditional Use Permits; Case Nos.: CUP-01-03/SMP-01-01/RP-01-01
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Light Industrial Light Industrial Exclusive Agriculture
Document Description
A Conditional Use Permit, Surface Mining Permit, Reclamation Plan and review of financial assurance cost estimates for a surface mining operation involving extraction via skimming from a gravel bar, normally less than 4 acres in area on the Mad River of up to 15,000 cubic yards of aggregate material per year. The duration of the permit would be for the maximum term under the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act., i.e. 15 years. The site has historically been mined every year since 1993 by a different land owner, and the applicant would only seek to transfer the same level of operation to the current surface rights property owners. Commercial aggregrate products will range from sand to cobble-sized aggregate. The surface mining operation will involve annual extraction, and grading reclamation of the gravel bar, occasional screening, storage, loading and hauling of commercial aggregate. No washing, crushing, asphalt or cement batch processing will be conducted on site. No new access roads to the gravel bar will be constructed. Heavy equipment to be used on site includes: an excavator; a front end loader; a free standing, non-mechanical screen sorter; 2,000-4,000 gallon water trucks; and 10 yard dump trucks. River-run aggregate will be hauled from the mine area on the river to be stored in an industrial area on-site by 10 to 18 yard dump trucks.

Contact Information

Michael E. Wheeler
Agency Name
Humboldt County Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Boyd Road/Giuntoli Lane
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Warren Creek School
Mad River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Mining (Mineral Rock)
Local Actions
Use Permit, Surface Mining Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Transportation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Housing and Community Development, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)

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