On February 9, 2016 at 9:05 a.m., a Public
Hearing will be conducted by the Napa County Board of Supervisors in the County
Administration Building, 1195 Third Street, Suite 305, Napa, California,
regarding the appeals of the Certification of the Syar Napa Quarry
Environmental Impact Report and Surface Mining Permit described below. At
this hearing staff, in agreement with the Appellants and Applicant, will be
requesting the item be continued to the March 22, 2016 at 9:15 a.m. so that the
appeal hearings can be consolidated.
November 18, the Napa County Planning Commission adopted a resolution (No.
2015-03) with required California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Surface
Mining Permit (SMP) Findings to approve the Syar Napa Quarry Expansion Project
No. P08-00337-SMP (the Syar Modified Project Plus Area C – Reduced Production
Alternative) to allow the following:
approximate 106-acre expansion of the current surfacing mining and reclamation
plan for a 35 year term;
An increase in mining depth from approximately 300 feet and 150 feet above mean
sea level (msl) to no greater than 50 feet above msl;
increase in production of aggregate materials from approximately 1 million tons
per year to 1.3 million tons per year;
To add Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) handling equipment to the existing
asphalt batch plant and an increase in asphalt production up to 300,000 tons
per year (inclusive of total annual production); and,
Retention of existing Skyline Wilderness Park Trials located on Syar lands to
allow continued public use during the life of the SMP.
SMP replaces UP-128182, UP-27374, and County Agreement No. 2225, bringing
existing and expanded Quarry Operations, including associated Aggregate and
Asphalt Sales, and the Quarry Facility under one permit.
the EIR Certification and SMP decisions have been appealed to the Board of
It is anticipated that appeal hearings will commence Spring of 2016.
Location: The Syar Napa Quarry project site is located on the east side of
State Highway 221 at its intersection with Basalt Road which is between Kaiser
Road and Streblow Drive.
Related Documents and Notification: Various documents related to this project
are provided below. Many of these documents are large files. If you have
difficulty downloading any of the documents listed, a CD of the information can
be requested by visiting our public counter or contacting Don Barrella
(707-299-1338 or firstname.lastname@example.org )
or Brian Bordona (707-259-5935 or email@example.com )
directly to request documents and related information. To be
placed on the notification list for this project, please email your request to
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