Conditional Use Permit Case No. 32, Map No. 214; Blue Eagle Lode Mine Company (PP11249)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Conditional Use Permit Case No. 32, Map No. 214; Blue Eagle Lode Mine Company (PP11249)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Document Description
The proposal is for a Conditional Use Permit for and underground mining operation (Section 19.08.080) and development of a surface reclamation plan (Section 19.12.030.G) in accordance with the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) of 1975. The applicant proposes to employ underground mining techniques, including the drill and blast method, to extract gold and silver ore. The underground mine portal is to be located at the bottom of an existing open pit. Proposed surface development consists of a stormwater pond, water tanks, stockpile areas for ore and waste rock, trailers for office and shop, and access roads. Surface disturbance will be limited to approximately 2.45 acres on a portion of three parcels totaling 260 acres in size. Approximately 200 acres of the 260-acre parent parcels have has been previously disturbed as a result of past mining operations. Consequently, there will be no disturbance of previously undisturbed surface area.

Contact Information

Randall Cates
Agency Name
Kern County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
4,000 feet northeast of Tehachapi-Willow Springs Road and Backus Road intersection
Total Acres
Parcel #
346-021-01 / -02 / -04
Oak Creek, Los Angeles Aqueduct
Other Location Info
Willow Springs

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Colorado River Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
Development Types
Mining (re)(Mineral Gold and Silver)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Fiscal Impacts, 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

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