Johe Ranch Mining Project by Diatom, LLC

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019011010
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Johe Ranch Mining Project by Diatom, LLC
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
4/21/2021

Document Description
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 Cataes
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

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Kern County Board of Supervisors
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Kern
Final Environmental Document Available at
https://kernplanning.com/environmental-doc/johe-ranch/

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
I__Planning_WORKGRPS_PLN_Advanced Planning_EIR_Active_SMARA_Johe Ranch_PC Hearing_NOD_County Clerk Posting CDFW FEES_OCR   PDF 783 K

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