Ladd Associates Surface Mining / Conditional Use Permits and Reclamation Plan
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The quarry is located in the Van Duzen watershed. The quarry site is adjacent to a timber harvest track, and is surrounded by timberlands and ranch lands. The quarry site consists of a large greywacke sandstone outcrop. The area around the rock face is heavily forested with fir, oak, and maple and has a thick understory of ferns, bushes and grass. The site is approximately 1,000 feet from an unnamed intermittent creek.
Z: Timber Production, Agriculture Exclusive
GP: Agriculture Grazing, Framework Plan
A Conditional Use Permit, Surface Mining Permit, Reclamation Plan and review of financial assurance cost estimates for a surface mining operation with a 15-year permit term. The site currently consists of a large sandstone outcrop, and the project proposes intermittent extraction of up to 20,000 tons per year upon demand. The projected economic life of the quarry is 30 years. The rock product is to be utilized for commercial rip rap. The site is surrounded by timberlands and ranch lands. Access to the site is via a private, unsurfaced road that connects to Alderpoint Road. The road will be extended several hundred feet to the quarry site, and will cross Hoagland Creek and an unnamed intermittent creek, both of which are tributaries of the Van Duzen River.
Cal Fire, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
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