Use Permit and Reclamation Plan Application No. PLN2018-0045 - Reeves Sand and Gravel


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Stanislaus County
Document Title
Use Permit and Reclamation Plan Application No. PLN2018-0045 - Reeves Sand and Gravel
Document Type
CON - Early Consultation
Present Land Use
Unapproved Mine
Document Description
This is a request to operate a sand extraction enterprise on a parcel under Williamson Act Contract located in the A-2-40 zoning district. The applicant has included a reclamation plan for 7.26 acres of the total 8.58-acre site. The site is improved with a single-family dwelling, private well, and septic system. Approximately 84,900 cubic yards of sand have already been removed under the agriculture exemption permit, without approval of a reclamation plan. Grading permits GRA2014-0006 & GRA2016-0017 were approved to allow steepness of the cut surfaces at a 3:1 ratio and a depth of cut not to exceed 13 feet; however, the depth of cut was approximately 30 feet, and the steepness of the cut surfaces was a ratio of 1:1 along certain surfaces, which threatened the structural integrity of the dwelling on the adjacent parcel it surrounded, as well as Carver Road. Subsequently, a Stop Work Order and Notice of Violation was issued for the site and the applicant signed a Stipulated Order requiring the site to be secured and stabilized, and for a Use Permit to be obtained. The site has since been backfilled with approximately 29,000 cubic yards of clean dirt as part of the Interim Slope Stabilization Plan (functioning as the Interim Management Plan) required by Stipulated Order, to a maximum depth of 12 feet. The applicant anticipates a maximum of an additional 23,200 cubic yards of sand to be removed, for a total of 108,100 cubic yards. The remaining 23,200 cubic yards will be removed over a two-year period beginning upon project approval. The proposed hours of operation are Monday through Saturday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm with a maximum of two employees on site and 12 daily truck trips. A temporary restroom will be provided on-site. No sorting or crushing will occur on-site. Once the sand is removed by wheel loader, it will be loaded on to dump trucks and transported to job sites. Equipment utilized for the proposed project includes a water truck for dust control, a 5-cubic-yard wheel loader, 4-cubic-yard excavator, dump truck, and laser land leveling tractor with scraper. The project area is located in the Salida quad which is not classified as an area of mineral resource significance. The overall method for reclamation includes backfilling 108,100 cubic yards of denser soils by dump truck to the original grade, which will then be laser leveled, ripped, and disked for farming. The site will be planted in row crops with irrigation water provided by the Modesto Irrigation District. All equipment will be removed once the site has been fully reclaimed and reclamation monitoring and maintenance will be ensured by maintaining the crop. The site has access to County-Maintained Carver Road.

Contact Information

Teresa McDonald, Associate Planner
Agency Name
Stanislaus County Planning and Community Development
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
In between Ladd Road and St. Francis Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
Union Pacific
Stanislaus River

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, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), 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 10 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, 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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Sand Mine)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Unapproved mine


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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