NOTICE OF PLANNING COMMISSION SPECIAL MEETING
& NOTICE OF INTENT TO CONSIDER CERTIFICATION OF A
FINAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT AND ADOPTION OF FINDINGS
IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT
AND CONSIDERATION OF ASSOCIATED SURFACE MINING PERMIT
FOR THE SYAR NAPA QUARRY
On Wednesday afternoon, the 12th day of August, 2015, at 4:00 pm at 2741 Napa Valley Corporate Drive, Building 2, Napa, CA, a public hearing will be conducted by the Napa County Planning Commission regarding the project identified below. All interested persons are invited to attend the hearing and be heard. To view this notice in Chinese, Spanish, Filipino, French or Spanish please go to http://www.countyofnapa.org/Syar/.
SYAR NAPA QUARRY EXPANSION PROJECT, SYAR INDUSTRIES INC.,
SURFACE MINING PERMIT #P08-00337-SMP
CEQA Status: A Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared. Prior to consideration of the Surface Mining Permit, the Planning Commission is required to review and consider the Final EIR and to certify that the Final EIR has been prepared in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), the State CEQA Guidelines, and local procedures for implementing CEQA and that the Final EIR reflects the County's independent judgment and analysis. This project site is not on any of the lists of hazardous waste sites enumerated under Government Code Section 65962.5. Prior to approval of the Project the County is required to make findings pursuant to the State CEQA Guidelines and Local Procedures for Implementing CEQA.
Request: Approval of a request for a Surface Mining Permit (SMP) to modify the mining and reclamation plan and associated aggregate processing, production and sales as currently permitted under UP-128182, UP-27374, and County Agreement 2225 to allow: a) an approximate 110-acre expansion of the current surfacing mining and reclamation plan for a 35 year term; b) 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; c) an increase in production or aggregate from approximately 1 million tons per year (tpy) to 1.3 million tpy; and d) add Reclaimed Asphalt Pavement (RAP) handling equipment to the existing asphalt batch plant, and an increase in asphalt production up to approximately 300,000 tpy (inclusive of the overall production amount). The project site is located on the east side of State Highway 221 (Napa-Vallejo Highway) at its intersection with Basalt Road east of 2301 Napa-Vallejo Highway, within the unincorporated portion of Napa County. Assessor's Parcel Numbers (APNs) 045-360-005,046-370-012, -013, -015, -022, -025, 046-390-002, -003, and 046-450-071.
Written comments regarding the surface mining permit are solicited. Written comments must be presented during the public review period, which runs from July 11, 2015 through August 11, 2015. A minimum 30 day notice of the SMP hearing is provided pursuant to Napa County Code Section 16.12.370. Comments should be directed to Don Barrella, Planner III, Napa County Planning, Building & Environmental Services Department, 1195 Third Street, Suite 210, Napa, California; (707) 299-1338 or email@example.com and must be received before 4:45 pm on August 11, 2015. Copies of all documents which relate to the above mentioned project are available between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:45 pm, Monday through Friday at the Napa County Department of Planning, Building & Environmental Services and at http://www.countyofnapa.org/Syar/.
Appeals to decisions of the Planning Commission must be filed in writing with the Clerk of the Board of Supervisors, 1195 Third Street, Suite 301, Napa, in accordance with the time lines and submittal requirements set forth in Chapter 2.88 of the Napa County Code.
If you challenge the particular proceeding in court, you may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raised at the public hearing described in this notice, or in written correspondence delivered to the Planning Commission at, or prior to the public hearing.
DATED: July 10, 2015.
Director of Planning, Building and Environmental Services
Please refer to the Project
Documents section below for documents associated with this hearing as well as
other documents related to this project.
In response to concerns raised at public hearings on this project held earlier this year (see hearing history below) Syar has made the following modifications to the proposed project that is described in the Syar Napa Quarry Draft EIR
Also see the Syar Project Modification Letter Dated March 17, 2015 in the documents list below for additional details and maps showing the described reduction areas.
Environmental Review Status: Napa County has completed a Final EIR analyzing the potential environmental impacts of the Syar Napa Quarry Expansion project. The analysis in the EIR considered an approximate 124-acre expansion of the surface mining and reclamation plan and an increase in processing and sales of aggregate and aggregate related materials from approximately 1 million tons per year (tpy) up to approximately 2 million tpy.
taking an action on the proposed SMP for the Syar Napa Quarry Expansion
Project, the Planning Commission is required to review and consider the Final
EIR and to certify that the Final EIR has been prepared in compliance with
CEQA, the State CEQA Guidelines, and the County's Local Procedures for
Implementing CEQA. Prior to taking an action on the proposed SMP for the
Syar Napa Quarry Expansion Project, the Planning Commission is required to
review and consider the Final EIR and to certify that the Final EIR has been
prepared in compliance with CEQA, the State CEQA Guidelines, and the County's
Local Procedures for Implementing CEQA.
Project 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 Streablo Drive.
Public Hearing History: On January 7, 2015, a public hearing was conducted by the Planning Commission to consider the Final EIR and associated Surface Mining Permit. The item was continued to the February 18, 2015 hearing, and at the request of staff, the item was continued to the April 1, 2015 hearing to allow staff additional time to evaluate and respond to comments received on the project and address staff direction provided by the Commission. At the April 1st hearing the item was dropped from the agenda so it can be re-noticed to a future special evening meeting. Copies of the staff reports, related documents, and videos of the referenced hearings can be accessed at http://napa.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=21 .
Project 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 Don Barrella.
To view the staff report in another language, please click on this link ( Syar Staff Report for Translation Use)and then use the Google Translator to convert to your specific language.
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