Ventucopa / GPS Rock Plant Mining Expansion

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Ventucopa / GPS Rock Plant Mining Expansion
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
GP: General, Unlimited Agriculture
Document Description
The proposed project involves the continuation of processing operations and excavation of a replacement pit for an existing aggregate mine, the GPS Ventucopa Rock Plant (GPS Mine), located about three miles north of the community of Ventucopa adjacent to Highway 33 in northeastern Santa Barbara County. The GPS Mine occupies 80 acres located about 1,000 ft north of the recently approved but not yet existing Diamond Rock Mine in the Cuyama River. The mine operator, GPS RiverRock Products, has filed an application to shift the location for the in-channel mine pit to a 20 acre area located west of the existing pit. The additional area will extend the life of the mine and provide area to mine year round when there is little to no flow in the Cuyama River.

Contact Information

Gary Kaiser
Agency Name
Santa Barbara County Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
West side of State Hwy 33, ~5.3 miles south of junction with State Hwy 166
Total Acres
Parcel #
149-170-036; 149-210-011, 022
State Highways
Hwy 33, 166
Cuyama River and Deer Park Creek
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Cuyama/New Cuyama Ventucopa
Other Information
Section: 14

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Mining (Sand and Gravel)
Local Actions
Rezone, Use Permit, Mining and Reclamation Plan
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Public Services, Transportation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife

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