Lehigh Quarry & Cement Plant Resources
Following are the regulatory agencies federal, state and local which have some control over the Lehigh Quarry and Cement Plant:
1. Bay Area Air Quality Management District - attains and maintains air quality standards, increases public awareness of positive air quality choices.
2. Santa Clara County Planning - plans and regulates land use and development within the unincorporated portions of Santa Clara County. The following is the direct link to Lehigh information on the County web site.
Plans and maps showing the proposed reclamation plan are attached below.
3. SF Regional Water Quality Control Board - develops and enforces water quality objectives and implementation plans that will best protect the State's waters.
4. Santa Clara Valley Water District – acts as the county's water wholesaler, but also as its flood protection agency and is the steward for its streams and creeks, underground aquifers and district-built reservoirs.
5. Santa Clara Environmental Health - reflects the continued assessment, preservation, and improvement of environmental conditions and circumstances that affect the health and safety of the community.
1. Office of Mine Reclamation (OMR) - Created in 1991 to administer the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA). Established to meet the Act's requirement, OMR provides assistance to cities, counties, state agencies and mine operators for reclamation planning and promotes cost-effective reclamation.
2. California Air Resources Board - Attains and maintains healthy air quality, conducts research into the causes of and solutions to air pollution.
3. Water Resources Control Board - preserves, enhances, and restores the quality of California’s water resources, and ensures their proper allocation and efficient use for the benefit of present and future generations.
4. CAL-OSHA - protects workers and the public from safety hazards through its Cal/OSHA
1. Environmental Protection Agency - leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts.
2. U.S. Fish & Wildlife - works with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people.
3. Mine Safety and Health Agency - enforces compliance with mandatory safety and health standards as a means to eliminate fatal accidents; to reduce the frequency and severity of nonfatal accidents; to minimize health hazards; and to promote improved safety and health conditions in the Nation's mines.
4. U.S. Geological Survey - provides reliable scientific information to describe and understand the Earth; minimizes loss of life and property from natural disasters; manages water, biological, energy, and mineral resources; and enhances and protect our quality of life.