Re-Closure of Fan Hill Mine


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Re-Closure of Fan Hill Mine
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Re-seal the opening to the Fan Hill Mine shaft for public safety purposes at Fan Hill at Indio Hills Palms. The abandoned mine is a vertical shaft approximately 8' by 8' and 50' deep. The mine shaft was previously closed in 2006 with reinforced steel plates under NOE with SCH# 2006048144, but the steel plates were removed by unknown vandals. The current project will seal the shaft by installing an expanded polyurethane foam plug into the upper part of the shaft, which will be covered by 2 feet of soil and made level to grade. A camera will be lowered into the mine shaft prior to closure to ensure no wildlife is in the shaft.

Contact Information
Gail Sevrens
California Department of Parks and Recreation
1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Phone : (760) 767-4315


Other Location Info
Indio Hills Palms, Thousand Palms Road and Ramon Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 ; Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the repair, maintenance, and minor alteration of existing public structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving no expansion of use.
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