CEMEX Mining and Reclamation Plan Permit Amendment (ZF #2018-0015)

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Summary

SCH Number
2021020487
Lead Agency
Yolo County
Document Title
CEMEX Mining and Reclamation Plan Permit Amendment (ZF #2018-0015)
Document Type
SIR - Supplemental EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Zoning: A-N (SG-O) - agricultural intensive w/ sand and gravel overlay zone POS (SG-O) - public open space w/ sand and gravel overlay zone A-N - agricultural intensive General Plan Designation: AG (MRO) - agriculture w/ mineral resources overlay OS (MRO) - open space w/ mineral resources overlay
Document Description
On February 28, 2018, CEMEX submitted an application to modify the approved mining permit and reclamation plan for their existing off-channel mining operation. The subject application was subsequently revised several times, the most recent revision occurring on November 23, 2022. The application contains the following requests: 1) extend the term of the permit approvals by 20 years; 2) allow mining of more total tonnage (22.3 million additional tons mined; 20.0 million additional tons sold); 3) increase the allowed acreage of simultaneous disturbance; 4) increase the allowed area for processing activities; 5) allow reclamation in certain phases to occur later and to allow overall reclamation to occur later; 6) remove Phase 7 from the operation; 7) address inconsistencies in approved plans verses on-the-ground conditions; 8) modify phase boundaries; 9) modify reclamation plans to reclaim more area and modify reclamation end uses to decrease the area of reclaimed agriculture and increase the area of reclaimed lake; 10) increase the area of reclaimed habitat; and 11) modify other approvals to be consistent with the request. The project requires the following County approvals: 1) certification of a Subsequent EIR; 2) amendment to Mining Permit No. ZF #95-093 to: a) allow mining to continue on ±383 acres (Phases 4 through 6) for an additional 20 years through the year 2047, b) approve revised Mining Plan sheets reflecting modified mining phase boundaries, elimination of Phase 7, increased acreage that can be simultaneously disturbed, and increased acreage that can be used for processing, c) approve increased the total production limit from 32,170,000 tons mined (26,700,000 tons sold) over the term of the permit to 53,536,426 tons mined (46,636,119 tons sold), and d) modify various conditions of approval to reflect the final approved changes; 3) amendment to the approved Reclamation Plan to: a) modify reclamation area to reflect ±816 total acres reclaimed to ±419 acres of agriculture (approximately 80% row crops and 20% tree crops), ±204 acres of permanent lakes, ±174 acres of riparian and other habitat, and ±19 acres of slopes and roads, b) allow a longer period for reclamation by phase and overall, with all reclamation completed by 2052, and c) approve revised Reclamation Plan sheets, Reclamation Plan narrative, and Habitat Restoration Plan; and 4) amendment to Development Agreement No. 96-287 to reflect the revised mining and reclamation approvals and net gains.

Contact Information

Name
Casey Liebler
Agency Name
Yolo County
Job Title
Natural Resources Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Yolo
Zip
95653
Total Acres
716 acres
Parcel #
025-450-001; 049-060-004, 007; 049-070-004, 005, 006, 009, 010, 011, 019, 020, 021
State Highways
I-505, Hwy 16
Airports
Watts-Woodland
Schools
Madison Community High School
Waterways
Cache Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (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 3 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), 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 Sacramento 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, California Department of Conservation (DOC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Development Types
Mining (Mineral Gravel)
Local Actions
Use Permit, Amendment to approved mining and reclamation plans; Amendment to Development Agreement
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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