U.S. Borax, Owens Lake Expansion Project/Conditional Use Permit #02-13/Reclamation Plan #02-1

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
U.S. Borax, Owens Lake Expansion Project/Conditional Use Permit #02-13/Reclamation Plan #02-1
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
NR-Natural Resources OS-40 (Open Space-40 acre minimum)

Document Description
U.S. Borax, which currently mines trona ore from the dry bed of Owens Lake in Inyo County, proposes the installation of trona ore processing facilities at the lake. The facility, consisting of a portable, mobile washing equipment located on the lakebed and a calcining and drying unit on the western shore, would enable U.S. Borax's Boron, California, Operations to meet its product (soda ash) requirements without purchasing processed trona ore from the market. Washing the ore would significantly reduce the impurities in the ore. Owens Lake has been mined selectively thus far to minimize these impurities in the ore; in the future, however, the Boron Operations would receive ore of higher impurity.

Contact Information
Earl Gann
Inyo County Planning Department
Lead/Public Agency
168 N. Edwards St
Independence, CA 93526

Phone : (760) 878-0263


Total Acres
State Highways
Owens Lake

Notice of Completion

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Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Recreation Transportation
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT) California State Lands Commission (SLC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB)

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