Notices of Preparation for Environmental Impact Reports

A Notice of Preparation is a brief notice sent by a Lead Agency to notify the Responsible Agencies, Trustee Agencies, and other public or federal agencies that the Lead Agency plans to prepare an EIR for the project. The purpose of the notice is to solicit guidance from those agencies as to the scope and content of the environmental information to be included in the EIR.

SD09-0025 Request For Proposals (RFP)EIR

Robert Butler, applicant

The applicant requests approval of a Zone Change and Vesting Tentative Tract Map.

Project Location: The project site is located between the City of Moorpark to the west of the project site, and City of Simi Valley to the east of the project site.  The Arroyo Simi is located adjacent to, and to the north of, the project site, and Tierra Rejada Road is located adjacent to, and to the south of, the project site.  The entrance to the project site has a street address of 1313 Tierra Rejada Road, Simi Valley, CA 93065.

APNs: Parcels that constitute the project site are 500-0-370-375, 500-0-360-185, 513-0-050-065, 500-0-450-055, and 500-0-370-275.  APNs  500-0-370-375, 500-0-360-185, 513-0-050-065, and 500-0-450-055 are located within the unincorporated area of Ventura County and APN 500-0-370-275 is located within the City of Simi Valley.

Review Period Start and End Date:  September 1, 2017 through September 26, 2017.

Case Planner: Nicole Doner, 805/654-5042 or

LU10-0003 Notice of Preparation EIR

Pacific Rock Quarry Mine, applicant

The applicant requests that a modified Conditional Use Permit (CUP) be granted and an amended Reclamation Plan be approved to authorize the expansion and continued operation of an existing surface mining facility for an additional 25-year period.  These requested entitlements would authorize the following: 

    • An increase in the area subject to the CUP from 115.5 acres to 204.5 acres (Exhibit 2);
    • An increase in the mining excavation area subject to reclamation from 55 acres to 172.5 acres (Exhibit 2);
    • Increase in operational days (including material export) from 6 days per week to 7 days per week;
    • Onsite and haul truck operations from 5:30am to 10:00pm on each operational day;
    • Continued material haul truck traffic of up to 120 one-ways truck trips (equivalent to 60 truckloads) per operational day;
    • Peak period (7:00am-9:00am or 3:00pm to 5:00pm) truck traffic of 120 trips (60 truckloads) per operational weekday (i.e. the entire daily maximum could occur during either the am or pm peak traffic period.);
    • Excavation and export of 13.2 million tons (19.8 million cubic yards) of mined material;
    • Reclamation of the mining site to end use of agriculture (grazing) on benched (near level) areas that would remain on the site and open space on the other areas of the site. Final quarry slopes would be at a 1:1 gradient or less (Exhibit 3 and Exhibit 4).
    • Continuation of current mining practices.

    Project Location: The project site encompasses 204 acres of a 718-acre property located at the western edge of the Santa Monica Mountains approximately 2.0 miles south of U.S. Highway 101 in the Camarillo area. The existing mining facility is addressed as 1000 South Howard Road, Camarillo CA 93012. (Exhibit 1)

    APNs: 234-0-060-220 and 234-0-060-190.

    Review Period Start and End Date:  August 30, 2017 through October 2, 2017.

    Scoping Meeting Date:The Planning Division will be conducting a scoping meeting for the EIR on September 14, 2017 at 10:00am. The scoping meeting will be held at the County Government Center, Hall of Administration, Santa Cruz Conference Room (Room 311), 800 S. Victoria Ave. Ventura, CA 93009.

    Case Planner: Brian Baca, 805/654-5192 or