South Arkansas Creek Use Permit and Reclamation Plan for Surface Mining Operation

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Amador County
Document Title
South Arkansas Creek Use Permit and Reclamation Plan for Surface Mining Operation
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
R1A, Single Family Residential and Agricultural District, A-G, Agricultural-General (40 population density)

Document Description
Use Permit and Reclamation Plan for surface mining operations consisting of reactivation of the mining previously mined auriferous (gold-bearing) aggregate. Washing (in a portable plant with the recovery of gold) and marketing of sand and gravel are significant parts of the project. There will be quarrying and processing of meta-volcanic rock with quarry advances using conventional methods that include periodic drilling and blasting of the rock. The processing will consist of crushing and screening through portable plants that will be moved toward the quarry rim as it advances. The plants will be fed by a front-end loader and/or excavator. The project may extend into a 20 acre B.L.M. parcel. This mine project area consists of approximately 124+/- acres out of a 232+/- site located on the south side of HWY 16 about 1.5 miles east of the Amador/Sacramento County line.

Contact Information
Stephen W. Branco
Amador County Planning Department
Lead/Public Agency
500 Argonaut Lane
Jackson, CA 95642-9534

Phone : (209) 223-6380


Cross Streets
near SH-16 and Forest Home Road
Parcel #
001-005-020, -021, -022; 001-110-012
State Highways
1-private school

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Mining (sand, gravel, gold)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Cultural Resources
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)

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