Revised Mining and Reclamation Plans at the Bazzi/Gardner Ranch 400 South Highway 101 (Granite Construction, Mine Operator)
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Granite Construction Company (Granite) has an existing mining and hot mix asphalt (HMA) operation south of Buellton and east of the US Highway 101/Santa Rosa Road interchange. The facility, which Granite has owned and operated since the 1970s, is located on the Gardner Ranch (APN with existing operations governed by conditional use and reclamation permits (03CUP-00000-00024 and 03RPP-00000-00001), which were approved in 2005. The 2005 permit revisions allowed expansion of mining operations to an 88-acre portion of the adjacent Live Oak Bazzi Family Ranch (Bazzi) property, and an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for this expansion was certified in 2005.
Granite has requested a new revision to their existing CUP and reclamation plan to allow for mining of aggregate to depths below the water table and to allow import and processing of certain recyclable materials, including recycled asphalt product (RAP), asphalt shingle waste, and concrete construction and demolition debris. Additional import of limestone aggregate to control sulfur oxide emissions from the HMA plant is also requested. No increase in annual export of HMA is requested, but the tapping of additional virgin aggregate onsite, incorporation of recyclable materials in HMA production, and additional import of limestone aggregate would extend the duration of mining and asphalt production activities for the facility. Together, these permit revision requests would extend the life of operations at the facility up to 30 years.
Santa Rosa Road/Highway 101, State Route 154 & SR 246
101, SR 154, SR 246
Santa Ynez River
Notice of Completion
State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Mining (Aggregate Mining)
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan
Aesthetics, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Solid Waste, Transportation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
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