EIR 09-17; Johe Ranch Mining Project by Diatom, LLC
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
PLU: Grazing land; Z: A/Kern County GP: 8.3 (extensive ag (min. 20-acre parcel size, 80 acres with Williamson Act Contract)), 8.3/2.4 (extensive ag (min20-acre parcel size, 80 acres with Williamson Act Contract) / steep slove overlay), 8.4 (mineral and petroleum (min 5 acre parcel size)), 8.4/2.2 (mineral and petroleum (min 5 acre parcel size)/landslide overlay), 8.4/2.4 (mineral and petroleum (min 5 acre parcel size)/steep slope overlay)
A CUP for a 93.67-acre surface mining operation and development of a reclamation plan on approx 331-acre project site, in accordance with the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975.
Access to the site is obtained via SR 58. The project proponent proposes to employ open pit mining techniques to mine diatomaceous earth (a mineral suitable for industrial uses including the production of cement) and overburden material (earth overlying the diatomaceous earth, proposed to be sold for use as a landfill liner, and to solidify liquid waste after it is deposited in a landfill). As proposed, all overburden material (typically considered as non-marketable waste in the mining industry) which is excavated will be exported from the project site and sold; as such, no waste is proposed to be generated.
Note: See NOP for full description.
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