Val Rock Shell Canyon


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
Val Rock Shell Canyon
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Mining / S-2 Open Space Preservation / Ocotillo Nomirage Community Plan
Document Description
The proposed project is the amendment of an existing Plan of Operations (mining permit) and a (County) Reclamation Plan. The mining permit (BLM Plan of Operations) has been environmentally assessed per National Environmental Protection Agency regulations (NEPA) (CA-670-2010-02). 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" Val Rock, Inc. (Vulcan) has completed the required federal approvals, which includes a "Plan of Operations" and the "Decision Record".

Contact Information

Armando G. Villa
Agency Name
Imperial County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Imperial Highway
Total Acres
Parcel #
033-220-021, 022-000
State Highways
Imperial Hwy
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, 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 Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
Development Types
Industrial , Other (Land Use Ordinance Revisions)
Local Actions
Rec. Plan
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, Recreation, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildfire, Wildlife

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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