Present Land Use: Undeveloped and Basait Mine, Zoning: U (Unclassified), General Plan Designation: Grazing and Open Land
1. Expansion of the permitted mining area to include approximately 44 +/- additional acres of olivine basalt on the top of North Table Mountain, and the extraction of such material to a depth of approximately 150 feet below existing grade.
2. Approximately 2,800 feet of road reconstruction along the existing road grade from the plant site easterly into Coal Canyon, and approximately 1,500 feet of new road construction, with switchbacks, to the top of North Table Mountain.
3. Installation of an elevated conveyor system to transport rock from the quarry to the processing facility (a distance of approximately 1,500 feet).
4. Relocation of the processing facility approximately 700 feet to the northeast.
5. Time extension of UP 96-02, which is set to expire December 31, 2009 to the year 2029.
6. Construction of a 4,000 square foot shop building.
7. Construction of a new rail spur, involving the laying of 2,010 linear feet of track adjacent and parallel to the existing rail spur.
8. Reclamation Plan pursuant to the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act.
(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
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