Ward Lake Expansion EIR #2021-001


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Lassen County
Document Title
Ward Lake Expansion EIR #2021-001
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
Extensive Agriculture

Document Description
NOP and Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report. The project is a proposal to expand mining operations at the Ward Lake Pit (CA mine ID #91-18-0008). If approved, the Use Permit would allow for an expansion of approximately 51 acres, an associated additional volume of 5,000,000 tons of material, an extension of the life of the mine from 2030 to 2050, and increase of maximum volume per year from 100,000 to 200,000 tons per year.

Contact Information
Cortney Flather
Lassen County
Lead/Public Agency
707 Nevada Street Suite 5, Susanville, CA 96130
Susanville, CA 96130

Phone : (530) 851-8271


40°24'52.1"N 120°25'2"W
Countywide Northern California Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Center Road and Ward Lake Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
109-100-059-000, 109-100-060-000
Shaffer Elementary School
30 N
14 E

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Mining (Mineral aggregate)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Geology/Soils Land Use/Planning Tribal Cultural Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (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 2 (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation Sierra Nevada Conservancy State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Conservation (DOC)


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Appendices_Ward Lake Expansion   PDF 27248 K Figures_Ward Lake Expansion   PDF 8351 K NOP Letter_Ward Lake Expansion_2021_initialed   PDF 786 K NOP_form_Ward Lake Expansion   PDF 312 K WardLakeQuarry_DEIR Admin Draft_021921   PDF 1915 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
Environmental Document Transmittal Form_Ward Lake Expansion   PDF 864 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021040627_Conservation Comment   PDF 282 K 2021040627_NAHC Comment   PDF 448 K

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