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
Kern County
2700 M Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301

661 862 8612


34°57'44"N 118°17'7"W
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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Mining (re)(Gold and Silver Mineral)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Growth Inducing Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Sewer Capacity Septic System Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Fiscal Impacts Economics/Jobs Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board California Department of Boating and Waterways California Department of Parks and Recreation Caltrans, District 6 Colorado River Board 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 Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Fresno) Resources Agency
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