Carmelita Mine & Reclamation Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fresno County
Document Title
Carmelita Mine & Reclamation Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The property is zoned AL-20 (Limited Agriculture, 20 acre minimum lot size) and is currently an active orchard farming operation.
Document Description
Colony Land Company, L.P. is requesting a CUP and Reclamation Plan to develop, operate, and reclaim a 1.25 million ton per year mine and aggregate processing operation on approximately 1,500 acres of land. The Proposed Project will phase aggregate mining over an operating period of approximately 100 years with estimated marketable reserves of 85 million tons. Onsite operations will include rock crushing, asphalt, ready-mix concrete, and recycling plants. The Proposed Project will operate on 898 acres of a 1,500-acre site and maintain an approximate 602-acre bugger area of mostly fruit tree orchards surrounding the operations area. The final reclamation will create a series of ponds for future water use and storage (approximately 583 acres), backfilled mining cells to return to agricultural use (approximately 238 acres) and will leave in place approximately 77 acres of existing roads and irrigation ditches that will be used for post-reclamation land uses at the Proposed Project site.

Contact Information

Briza Sholars
Agency Name
Fresno County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Reedley, Sanger
Cross Streets
Reed Avenue and Central Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
333-130-14,15,17S,24S, 38, 40, 41, 43 and 44, 333-090-06S, 08S, 15S, 16S and 17S
State Highways
Hwy 180
Reedley Airport
Kings River, Bird Slough
Other Information
Sections Continued: 27,28, and 29.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Mining (Mineral Aggregate)
Local Actions
CUP 3287
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)

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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