USA/BLM Carmel StoneMine

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Monterey County
Document Title
USA/BLM Carmel StoneMine
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration

Document Description
The project consists of a Use Permit and Reclamation Plan for a surface mining operation on approximately 12 acres on Federal land (Bureau of Land Management). The mining permit would allow a 25-year Carmel Stone (Monterey shale) phased operation to excavate up to 610,000 tons of material over the 25-year life of the mine (approximately 29,800 tons for the first five years, and increase to 115,000 in year 6 and up to 185,000 for each subsequent five years), with no permanent facilities on site. This property is located approximately six miles west of Hwy 101 and San Ardo, northerly of San Ardo-Lockwood Road, west of Williams Hill, a portion of Section 28, T22S, R9E, and Section 29, T22S R9E, (Assessor's Parcel No. 422-101-002-000), South County Area Plan. Access is from San Ardo Lockwood Road.

Contact Information
Paula Bradley
Monterey County Resource Management Agency
Planning Department 168 W. Alisal Street, 2nd floor
Salinas, CA 93901



Cross Streets
San Ardo-Lockwood Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: San Ardo

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Mining (shale Mineral) Other (Reclamation Pursuant for mineral extraction)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Mining Permit and Reclamation Plan pursuant to SMARA
Project Issues
Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Drainage/Absorption Air Quality Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 5 Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 3 Resources Agency
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