Conditional Use Permit #2, Map #131 (Tri-Western Resources, LLC. (PP06222))


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Conditional Use Permit #2, Map #131 (Tri-Western Resources, LLC. (PP06222))
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The project site consists of a 40-acre portion of a 160-acre federally owned parcel. The project site has been mined sporadically since the 1960s, with the most recent mining activity ceasing in the early 1990s. The site is develoepd with an existing 8.3-acre mine which was entirely disturbed during previous mining operations. The project site and surrounding properties are zoned E (20) (Estate - 20 acres) with a General Plan designation of 1.1 (State area Federal Land) by the Kern County GP. Surrounding properties are used for cattle grazing, wood cutting, hunting, wind-powered electrical generation and mineral exploration and mining.
Document Description
A Conditional Use Permit to allow a mining reclamation only plan in accordance with the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) of 1975 (Section 19.16.030.H) in an E (20) (Estate - 20 acres) District. The applicant is seeking the approval of a conditional use permit for a reclamation only plan on federally administered property in accordance with the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975. Kern County is limited to the reclamation of the mined site, and the United States Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is responsible for the mining activity. The applicant has received approval from the BLM to mine the 40-acre project site for calcite marble over a period of 30 years. Reclamation will include the creation of 2:1 slopes by breaking down the mining benches and revegetating.

Contact Information

James Ellis
Agency Name
Kern County Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Jawbone Canyon Road and private roads
Total Acres
Parcel #
Other Location Info
Jawbone Canyon

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Mining (Mineral Calcite Marble)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB)

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