Mendiburu Livestock Property

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Mendiburu Livestock Property
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration

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
Planning and Community Development Department 2700 M Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301-2323



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

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Development Type
Mining (Aggregate Mineral)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wildlife Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Sewer Capacity Septic System Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Fiscal Impacts Economics/Jobs Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 6 Department of Conservation Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Fresno) Resources Agency
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