Morris Mine and Reclamation Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Bernardino County
Document Title
Morris Mine and Reclamation Plan
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Open Space, Resource Conservation (RC)

Document Description
The proposed project is to establish a Mining Conditional Use Permit (CUP) and Reclamation Plan to develop a known iron ore resource; provide adequate iron reserves from a nearer source to meet the area's cement manufacturers needs for up to 45 years; reduce the distance traveled for hauling of the iron ore resources resulting in decreased truck mileage and related diesel fuel consumption and air pollutant emissions; design a diversion of the wash that will maintain natural flows through the site in an environmentally sensitive manner; provide reclamation and revegetation of the disturbed land to reduce visual, biological, safety and hydrological impacts; and, reclaim the site back to an open space end use.

Contact Information
George H. Kenline
San Bernardino County
Land Use Services Department 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue, 1st Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0182

Phone : (909) 387-4105


34°32'15"N 116°30'26"W
San Bernardino
Cross Streets
Hwy 247/Bessemer Mine Road/Galway Lake Road
Parcel #
Galway Dry Lake
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Johnson Valley

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Industrial (71.5 Acres) Mining (Iron Ore Mineral)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency Department of Toxic Substances Control

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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