Johe Ranch Mining Project by Diatom, LLC

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019011010
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Johe Ranch Mining Project by Diatom, LLC
Document Type
RC - Response to Comments
Received
Present Land Use
Grazing Land / Zoning: A (Exclusive Agriculture) / Kern County General Plan: 8.3 (extensive agriculture (min. 20-acre parcel size, 80 acres with Williamson Act Contract)), 8.3/2.4 (extensive agriculture (min. 20-acre parcel size, 80 acres with Williamson Act Contract) / steep slope 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)

Document Description
Response to Comments Received on the Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Johe Ranch Mining Project by Diatom, LLC (project proponent). Johe Ranch Mining Project, by Diatom, LLC (project proponent), is requesting a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for a 93.67-acre surface mining operation and development of a reclamation plan on approximately 331-acre project site, in accordance with the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) of 1975. 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.

Contact Information
Randall P. Cates, Planner 3
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Lead/Public Agency
2700 "M" Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 862-8612
catesr@kerncounty.com

Location

Coordinates
35°19'56.2655"N 119°46'4.2659"W
Counties
Kern
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
north and south sides of SR 58, approx 8.5 mi W of McKittrick
Total Acres
~331
Parcel #
portions of 156-070-01, 156-070-02 & 156-070-10
State Highways
58
Railways
N/A
Airports
N/A
Schools
N/A
Waterways
multiple intermittent drainage channels
Township
30S
Range
21E
Section
7
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
McKittrick

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Mining (diatomaceous earth and overburden material)(Mineral diatom. earth)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Energy Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mandatory Findings of Significance Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Johe Ranch_RTC_final   PDF 7107 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
Notice of Completion_Johe Ranch RTC   PDF 179 K

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