George Reed, Inc. Merced Quarry Project and Reclamation Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Merced County
Document Title
George Reed, Inc. Merced Quarry Project and Reclamation Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Snelling RRC No. 1 (Residential) / Agricultural Residential (A-R)

Document Description
The project proposed by George Reed, Inc. (Applicant) is an application for a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for mining below grade on a 103-acre portion of a 152.2-acre parcel of land, and the operation of asphalt concrete (PCC) batch plants. The proposed project is to modify CUP No. 2870 to allow for mining below-grade level, into the perched-water zone (to a depth of approximately 25 feet below grade), to operate an asphalt concrete batch plant and a PCC batch plant, and to change the current reclamation plan's end use from agricultural to open space with wildlife and natural-occurring vegetation. The proposed project would also amend the County General Plan land use designation of an approximately 70-acre portion of the property from Snelling RRC No. 1 (Residential) to Agricultural and to rezone the property from Agricultural Residential (A-R) to General Agricultural (A-1). Proposed mining is expected to be completed in approximately 20 years. Sand and gravel deposits located beneath the previously mined portions of the site would be removed and would be transported to the existing on-site aggregate processing plant on on-site haul roads. After mining is completed, all equipment (including the aggregate processing plant, asphalt concrete plant, and PCC plant) associated with the mining operation would be removed, and the site will be reclaimed to ponds with islands, open space, and wildlife habitat.

Contact Information
Oksana Newmen
Merced County
2222 M Street
Merced, CA 95340

Phone : (209) 385-7654


37°30'40.61"N 120°27'56.77"W
Cross Streets
State Route 59/Snelling Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
043-040-33, 37, 43 and 43-080-06
State Highways
Merced River
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Snelling

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Mining (Aggregate Mineral) Other (Mine Reclamation Plan)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Rezone Use Permit Other Action Other Action: Reclamation Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 10 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Native American Heritage Commission

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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