Conditional Use Permit No. CUP23-004 Los Banos Sand and Gravel Quarry Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
County of Merced, Department of Community and Economic Development
Document Title
Conditional Use Permit No. CUP23-004 Los Banos Sand and Gravel Quarry Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Agricultural land use / General Agricultural (A-1) zone
Document Description
The project is a request to expand operations by approximately 340 acres with the extension of sand and gravel mining and reclamation activities to two (2) properties, identified Sunset Property and Turner Property, which adjoin the existing mining facility. The project site is generally located on the south side of West Sunset Avenue, approximately 0.5 miles west of South Creek Road in the Los Banos area. The project site is identified as Assessor's Parcel Numbers (APNs) 088-070-039, 088-060-079, and 088-070-086 (Turner Property) and 083-210-033 (Sunset Property). The project site is designated Agricultural land use in the General Plan and zoned A-1 (General Agricultural).

Contact Information

Tiffany Ho
Agency Name
County of Merced
Job Title
Deputy Director of Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Banos
Cross Streets
Sunset Ave & Creek Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
088-070-039, -086, 088-060-079, 083-210-033
State Highways
1-5, 152, 33
San Luis Canal, Delta-Mendota Canal

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (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 Fresno 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, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
Development Types
Mining (Mineral Sand & Gravel)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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