CONSIDER APPLICATION FOR A PROSPECTING PERMIT FOR LITHIUM AND MINERALS OTHER THAN OIL, GAS, GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES, OR SAND AND GRAVEL - PRC 9390.2

Summary

SCH Number
2019080572
Lead Agency
California State Lands Commission
Document Title
CONSIDER APPLICATION FOR A PROSPECTING PERMIT FOR LITHIUM AND MINERALS OTHER THAN OIL, GAS, GEOTHERMAL RESOURCES, OR SAND AND GRAVEL - PRC 9390.2
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/30/2019
Project Applicant
Rascal Lithium LLC
Present Land Use
State-owned school land

Document Description
Authorize the issuance of a mineral prospecting permit for a 1-year term beginning September 1, 2019, for lithium and minerals other than oil, gas, geothermal resources, or sand and gravel, within the State parcel. The authorization is limited to fieldwork involving geological mapping and rock sampling over the 520-acre State parcel for a period of 1-year. Approximately 20 to 50 samples, each weighing 2 to 6 pounds, using a 16-inch-long hand pick tool will be collected during fieldwork days. No other surface disturbance is authorized.

Contact Information
Laura Miller
California State Lands Commission
100 Howe Ave. Suite 100 South
Sacramento, CA 95825

Phone : (916) 574-1911
laura.miller@slc.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Ballarat
Counties
Inyo
Regions
Southern California
Total Acres
520
Parcel #
039-270-01
Township
23S
Range
44E
Section
16
Base
MDM
Other Location Info
Approximately 520 acres of State-owned school land (State Parcel Number 163-004; Assessor’s Parcel Number 039-270-01), located within Section 16, Township 23 South, Range 44 East, MDM, approximately 8 miles south of Ballarat, Inyo County. The State parcel is in a remote region in Panamint Valley.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CLASS 6, INFORMATION COLLECTION (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, § 2905, subd. (e)(3))
Reasons for Exemption
Issuance of a mineral prospecting permit for the above-mentioned activity will cause only a minor physical change in the environment and will not change existing activities in the area. There is no reasonable possibility that the activity will have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances. Therefore, the activity will not have a significant effect on the environment and the above categorical exemption applies.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
Perez 9390 C67   PDF 86 K
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