U.S. Borax Owens Lake Mining Operations Lake Alteration Agreement Notification No. 1600-2014-0093-R6

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Summary

SCH Number
2003041127
Lead Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
U.S. Borax Owens Lake Mining Operations Lake Alteration Agreement Notification No. 1600-2014-0093-R6
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
CDFW is issuing a Lake Alteration Agreement for the continued surface mining of trona ore from the dry Owens Lakebed (project). The project includes the construction of mining panels, removal of brine from the enclosed panels, the excavation of trona ore from the panels, and the transport of trona ore across the lakebed for processing at an offsite location. The project was previously authorized under Lake Alteration Agreement No. 6-002-1999. The project will result in temporary impacts to 15,700 acres of CDFW jurisdictional, unvegetated lakebed.

Contact Information
Heidi Sickler
CDFW Region6
3602 Inland Empire Boulevard, Suite C-220
Ontario, CA 91764

760-872-0751
(916) 574-1810

Location

Counties
Inyo
Cross Streets
U.S. Highway 395 and Ash Creek Road
Zip
93545
Total Acres
627
State Highways
395, 190
Waterways
Owens Lake (dry), Cottonwood Creek, Ash Creek

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
CDFW Inland Deserts Region6 3602 Inland Empire Boulevard, Suite C-220 Ontario, CA 91764

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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