Santa Margarita Quarry Expansion Project / Conditional Use Permit and Reclamation Plan Amendment

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2013061051
Lead Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Santa Margarita Quarry Expansion Project / Conditional Use Permit and Reclamation Plan Amendment
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Hard Rock Mining & Processing/EX1-Extracitve Resource Area/Rural Lands and Agriculture

Document Description
The Applicant proposes to expand the existing boundaries of the quarry by an estimated 33 acres, thereby enlarging the "footprint" of the quarry from 160.1 acres to 193.1 acres. The proposed expansion would yield approximately 21.5 million tons of aggregate reserves. These reserves, in combination with existing entitled reserves, would result in the quarry producing 33.2 million tons of aggregate products over a 59-year period. Proposed reclamation activities would be initiated in those areas of the quarry that have been depleted of resources in a manner concurrent to ongoing mining operations. All proposed reclamation activities would be fully completed within 5 year of resource depletion (e.g., five years after mining activities have stopped). Lands within the quarry would be reclaimed to open space uses, including seasonal water storage, riparian habitat, oak woodland habitat, and chaparral vegetation. Based upon the above, the proposed project is defined as all mining operations associated with the proposed 33-acre expansion area and reclamation of the entire quarry site, as expanded. The full 193.1-acre site is referred to as either the Proposed Project area, or Proposed RPA area. No changes to the quarry's existing annual production volumes or intensity are proposed beyond what is currently permitted.

Contact Information
Xzandrea Fowler
San Luis Obispo County
976 Osos Street, Room 300
San Luis Obispo, CA 93408-2040

Phone : (805) 781-1172
xfowler@co.slo.ca.us

Location

Counties
San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
El Camino Real
Zip
93422
Total Acres
2,175
Parcel #
070-091-037,070-121-021,070-131-003, 070-131-018, 070-131-022,070-141-006,070-141-054, 070-154-0
State Highways
Hwy 58
Schools
Atascadero USD
Waterways
Salinas River
Other Location Info
Santa Margarita

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Industrial (193.1 Acres, 15 Employees) Mining (Granite & Aggre)
Local Action
Use Permit Other Action Other Action: Rec. Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 5 Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery
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