San Rafael Rock Quarry Committee
In November, the Coalition met with Supervisor Susan Adams and members of the County Department of Public Works for an update on San Rafael Rock Quarry activities.
It was reported that the Quarry plans to move forward this spring with the beginnings of initial reclamation work, as required by law, so that the land is usable after Quarry operations cease. This work will begin in the northeast quadrant of the Quarry. Neighbors in close proximity to the Quarry, especially Marin Bay Park, are likely to be affected by noise and dust. A revised permit application for reclamation is expected sometime in March 2015.
An air quality study will be undertaken during reclamation. Sonoma Technology, Inc. (STI) has commenced the initial task of securing sites to install air monitoring equipment. The project is on schedule to begin base line monitoring in April.
Two studies originally required within one year of the Quarry permits granted in 2010 had their dates extended by the Board of Supervisors. One of the studies, the Greenhouse Gas Study, was submitted in 2014. The Water Quality in the Quarry bowl study, dated 12/30/14, was recently posted on the DPW website. Reports related to Quarry operations may be found on the County's Quarry-related website page
The Quarry submitted their annual report for mining operations and other activities on January 30, 2015. The report is currently under review by the County for compliance with the Quarry permit conditions of approval.
A more detailed status report has been posted on the Coalition website under March 1, 2015: Quarry Update
For more information on the Quarry, see the Quarry News
and Quarry In-Depth
sections on our website.