Bee Rock Quarry Expansion

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
Bee Rock Quarry Expansion
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Z: AG-II-100 (Agriculture, 100-acre minimum) GP: Rural AC (Agriculture Commercial)

Document Description
The project is: (1) to modify the operational limitations imposed by the Conditional Use Permit 87-CP-029 RV01 under which the facility currently operates, (2) to expand the mining area by nine acres, (3) to increase the current 175,000 tons/year production limit to a five year rolling average of 300,000 tons/year with a maximum of 400,000 tons in any given year, and (4) to clarify the condition requiring avoidance of truck departures during the morning peak hour traffic (the request is to prohibit soutbound loaded truck traffic thus allowing unrestricted unloaded truck arrivals and loaded northbound departures). The mining area would increase from 22.5 to 31.5 acres. The amount of limestone to be extracted would increase by approximately 4 million tons to 11.7 million tons. Mining would continue to the year 2043. The proposed reclamation plan describes the geometry of the final reclaimed surface and the revegetation methods to be used, including the planting of 100 oak trees and the seeding of the final surface with native species.

Contact Information
Tina Ryder
Santa Barbara County
123 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone : (805) 568-2001


Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
State Hwy. 154 / Bee Rock Quarry Haul Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
141-290-056, 029
State Highways
Santa Ynez Airport
Santa Ynez River, Lake Cachuma
Other Location Info
Santa Ynez

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Mining (Limestone quarry Mineral)
Local Action
Use Permit Local Coastal Permit Other Action Other Action: SMARA Reclamation Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 5 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 3 Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
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