Mercer Fraser Company Cooks Valley Bar Conditional Use/Surface Mining Permits and Reclamation Plan

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Mercer Fraser Company Cooks Valley Bar Conditional Use/Surface Mining Permits and Reclamation Plan
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Surface mining operations have existed since 1969. Z: Agriculture Exclusive; Timber Production Zone (AE; TPZ) GP: Timber Production (T); Framework Plan (FRWK)

Document Description
A Conditional Use Permit/Surface Permit and approval of a Reclamation Plan for the continued annual extraction from the South Fork Eel River gravel. Gravel extraction was previously permitted under CUP-21-88. The current project proposes an annual extraction of up to 20,000 cubic yards of river run gravel, and includes the existing processing facility which involves material crushing and/or sorting; onsite storage of material; loading activities; weight and hauling by truck and equipment repairs. Materials from outside sources, including gravel, quarry rock, road and landslide debris and other clean fill materials, are brought to the site for stockpiling, processing and sale as recycled aggregate or backfill materials. The existing hot-mix asphalt plant has been operational since the start of the Mercer Fraser operations in 1969, and is not part of this application. The existing asphalt plant activities are part of an existing environment, and set an existing environmental baseline. The current project does not propose to alter or expand the existing use of the asphalt plant.

Contact Information
Anita Punla
Humboldt County Community Development Services
3015 H Street
Eureka, CA 95501-4484

Phone : (707) 268-3727
Fax : (707) 445-7446


Cross Streets
Cooks Valley and Highway 101
Parcel #
State Highways
South Fork Eel River
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Cooks Valley

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Mining (Surface Mineral)
Local Action
Use Permit Other Action Other Action: Surface Mining Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects Cal Fire California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern Region 1 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 1 California Highway Patrol California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1

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