Mendiburu Livestock Property

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Mendiburu Livestock Property
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Mining and grazing land/ A (Exclusive Agriculture)/ 8.3 (Extensive Agriculture) and 8.3/2.5 (Extensive Agriculture-Flood Hazard).

Document Description
A conditional use permit for an 8.5-acre surface mining operating and development of a reclamation plan in accordance with the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) of 1975. The project is a one-time, short-term, borrow pit in direct support of a California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) project for the widening of State Highway 46. Access to the site is obtained from Bitterwater Valley Road. Material to be mined is fill material. Approximately 90,000 cubic yards of soil have been removed from the site. It is anticipated that an additional 60,000 cubic yards will need to be excavated to complete the CalTrans project. The excavated soil will be removed within an irregular shaped strip of property approximately 2,600 feet in length with a maximum width of approximately 290 feet. The soil will be excavated to a maximum depth of approximately 30 feet below natural grade. It is anticipated that excavation of the remaining 60,000 cubic yards of soil will take approximately 10-12 working days. It is anticipated that a maximum of 10 truck drivers and 5 equipment operators will be onsite at any one time. Upon completion of excavation and grading, the disturbed areas of the operation will be re-contoured with side slopes of the excavation being graded to a steepness of 5:1 (horizontal:vertical) or flatter. The disturbed area will then be drill seeded with the recommended seed mix to return the site to a natural state. The ultimate condition of the site is expected to be grazing land with a gentle swale extending through the excavated area of the property. Water will be obtained from Blackwell Land, LLC., and be utilized to control dust during mining operations.

Contact Information
Randall Cates
Kern County
Lead/Public Agency
Planning and Community Development Department 2700 M Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301-2323

Phone : (661) 862-8612


35°34'57"N 119°57'58"W
Cross Streets
Approximately 2 miles south of State Hwy 46, approximately 16 miles west of Lost Hills
Total Acres
Parcel #
068-110-03 & 068-110-04
State Highways
Hwy 46
Bitterwater Creek
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Lost Hills

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Mining (Mineral Aggregate)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Economics/Jobs Fiscal Impacts Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)

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