Mercer Fraser Conditional Use/Surface Mining Permits and Reclamation Plan

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Mercer Fraser Conditional Use/Surface Mining Permits and Reclamation Plan
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Land Use: Surface mining. Zoning: Agriculture Exclusive; Timberland Production Zone. General Plan: Timber Production; Framework Plan.

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 bar. 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. 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
Lead/Public Agency
3015 H Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone : (707) 268-3727


Cross Streets
Cooks Valley and Highway 101
Total Acres
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 (Mineral Surface)
Local Action
Use Permit Surface Mining Permit and Reclamation Plan Approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Mineral Resources Noise Transportation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)

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