Notice of Preparation ("NOP") for an Environmental Impact Report to consider the impacts of Gilman Springs Mine (Surface Mining Permit No. 159, Revision No. 2).
See the below links to access documents related to the NOP:
1. Gilman Springs Mine - NOP
The comment period for the Notice of Preparation is from May 16, 2018 to June 16, 2018.
PROJECT SUMMARY: The proposed Project consists of a revision to Surface Mining Permit No. 159 (SMP 159R1) for an existing aggregate mining site (Gilman Springs Mine). SMP159R2 proposes the following: 1) an expansion in areas permitted for mining by 54.4 acres, resulting in approximately 204.8 acres permitted for mining activities; 2) an increase mining reserves from approximately 14,842,574 tons to 44,000,000 tons, representing an increase of approximately 29,157,426 tons; 3) to allow for the operation of an Inert Debris Engineered Fill Operation (IDEFO) to facilitate ultimate site reclamation; 4) to establish a revised reclamation plan in compliance with SMARA (Public Resources Code, § 2710 et seq.) and Chapter 5.48, Surface Mining Operations, of the Riverside County Code (Riverside County Code of Ordinances, 1995); and 5) to revise the Mine’s timing restrictions for mining activities within 300 feet of the Mine’s boundaries from between 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday except holidays, to 24 hours per day, seven days per week including Sundays and federal holidays.
PROJECT LOCATION: The project is located within the Reche Canyon/ Badlands San Jacinto Valley Area Plan of the Riverside County General Plan and specifically located north of Gillman Springs Road, south of Highway 60, east of Bridge Street, and west Highway 79. Assessor's Parcel Numbers 422-240-(007, 008), 423-240-(001, 018, 019, 020, 021, 022, 023, 024), and 424-190-(001, 002).
Dionne Harris - Project Planner
Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon St., 12th Floor
Riverside, CA 92501