Notice Of Public Hearing, Interim Management Plan #1999-102

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

LASSEN COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION

The Lassen County Planning Commission solicits the aid of public agencies and the general public in consideration of the following item:

Applicant:         Sierra Pacific Industries

File No.:            Interim Management Plan #1999-102

Project:            Proposal for an Interim Management Plan (IMP) to allow for a temporary plan of mining operations to be in effect during idle production periods, when operations are reduced by more than 90 percent of maximum production over the last five years. The proposed IMP is considered a minor amendment to approved Reclamation Plan #1999-102 and must address the requirements of Lassen County Code, Section 9.60.120 and Public Resources Code, Section 2770(h). An approved IMP may remain in effect for a period not to exceed five years, with two additional five-year extensions available at the request of the applicant. IMPs are not subject to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), as they are not considered a “project” as defined by Section 15378 of the CEQA Guidelines and SMARA, Section 2770(h)(1). The surface mining operation is situated on approximately 12 acres of a 597.7-acre parcel, owned by Sierra Pacific Industries.

Location:            The parcel is located on the northeast side of Hwy 44, one mile north of McCoy Flat Reservoir and 20 miles west-northwest of Susanville.

Zoning:            The subject parcel is zoned T-P-Z (Timber Production Zone) and is designated Extensive Agriculture by the Lassen County General Plan 2000.

A.P.N.:                        087-130-005-000

Staff Contact:             Cortney Flather, Natural Resources Technician

The Planning Commission will hold a public hearing on this item at 1:15 p.m. on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, in the Board Chambers, 707 Nevada St., Susanville. All interested persons and agencies are invited to attend the meeting and be heard, or to submit comments to the Commission prior to the hearing, c/o Department of Planning and Building Services, 707 Nevada St., Suite 5, Susanville, California 96130 or via email at: cflather@co.lassen.ca.us.

For the County of Lassen,

Maurice L. Anderson, Secretary

Lassen County Planning Commission