Reclamation Plan #09-0002


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
Reclamation Plan #09-0002
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Recreation/Open Space - Zoning S-2 (Open Space Preservation)

Document Description
The proposed "Project" includes a mining permit to extract sand and gravel and reclamation plan for restoration of the mining site back to its original condition of open space and/or recreation. The mining permit (BLM Plan for Operations) has been environmentally assessed per NEPA (EA#DOI-BLM-CA-D070-2011-0063-EA). Per CEQA, as lead Agency for State Mine and Reclamation Act (SMARA), we must analyze the entire project, which includes the mining operation as well as the reclamation of the site even though we do not issue the mining permit on federally owned land. Based on a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU dated October 1992) between Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the State of CA, the "Plan of Operations" can be utilized as the mining permit as required by SMARA. The "Operator" Superior Ready Mix has completed the required federal approvals, which include "Plan of Operations" and the "Decision Record". The proposed sand and gravel operation consists of 43.8 acres of a 240 acre site. The Operator intends to extract 850,000 tons of material; for 10 years within seven phases. The Oat Pit (AKA East Highline) area has been mined for approximately 50 years by Imperial County Public Works Department and Caltrans, under the authority of a "Free Use Permit" issued by BLM. The proposed site is located approximately 8 miles from the City of Holtville.

Contact Information
Patricia Valenzuela
Imperial County Planning & Dev. Services Dept.
Lead/Public Agency
801 Main Street
El Centro, CA 92243

Phone : 760 482 4236 x4320


Total Acres
Parcel #
041-170-004 & 007-000
State Highways
Hwy 111

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Local Action
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Cultural Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Septic System Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB) Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery

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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