The project includes four principal elements:
1) Extract ~12 million tons of aggregate material for commercial use. The surface mine would operate over a 10-year period, with 8 years of active mining.
2) Implement a Reclamation Plan for mined lands to be reclaimed to a usable condition for beneficial alternate end uses. End uses proposed include habitat creation/restoration and a recreational/equestrian trail network. Public access would be made available during and after mining activities have ceased.
3) Implement a Restoration Plan which creates additional natural upland and riparian habitat types in the project area. This would be done in accordance with a County "Revegetation Plan" that would establish native wetland and upland habitat in excess of habitat mitigation requirements and of the Reclamation Plan.
4) Provide a new permanent drought-proof water supply for the District. This would be achieved by construction and operation of a groundwater recharge and recovery operation. Up to 5,000 acre-feet per year (AFY) of highly purified recycled water would be recharged into the aquifer for storage. The water would be extracted from the aquifer through wells for potable use.
Recreational (Restoration/Recreation Trails), Water Facilities (Type Recharge), Mining (Mineral Sand/Gravel)
Use Permit, Reclamation Plan
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, 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
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), Department of Toxic Substances Control
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