Lehigh Southwest Cement Company is processing a Reclamation Plan Amendment for thePermanente Quarry (the Project). The quarry site currently includes an estimated 543 acres of mining-related disturbance. The Project will reclaim the existing mining disturbance in the NorthQuarry, West Materials Storage Area, East Materials Storage Area, Rock Plant, and Surge Pileareas.The purpose of this drainage report is to perform an evaluation of the changes in surface drainagethat will occur as a result of the proposed mining and reclamation activities at the quarry. The body of this report addresses drainage for the North Quarry and West Materials Storage Area. Adrainage report for the East Materials Storage Area was prepared in April 14, 2009 and isincorporated in this report and contained in Attachment 1. Reclamation of the Rock Plant andSurge Pile involve minor grading that will not significantly alter flow rates or patterns, so thedrainage in these areas has not been evaluated.This report includes analysis and design for drainage and sediment control facilities required for reclamation of the Project’s North Quarry, West Materials Storage Area, and East MaterialsStorage Area. The information in this report includes the following:
The Project has been designed with sediment controls. The primary sediment controlmeasures are a series of drainage terraces and desiltation basins, which will provide protection during operational and reclamation activities. Other best management practices(BMPs) for sediment control (landscaping, etc.) will be employed, as necessary.
New desiltation basins will be constructed. The basins have been designed using criteriafrom the State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and Santa Clara Valley UrbanRunoff Pollution Prevention Program (SCVURPPP).
Drainage controls will allow the Project to meet the storm water conveyancerequirements within Santa Clara County’s 2007
, and as set forth in theSurface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) (
California Code of Regulations
, Title14, Section 3706), which collectively require storm water facilities to convey the 10- and20-year storms, and safely release 100-year flows.
The Project will not alter the amount of impervious or pervious surfaces within theProject Area, and, as a result, the overall flow volumes will not change.
After reclamation, surface runoff from the North Quarry, West Materials Storage Area,and East Materials Storage Area will be directly conveyed into Permanente Creek. The project will not significantly alter the overall 25- or 100-year flow rates from these areas.The runoff entering Permanente Creek will more closely reflect the conditions prior tomining-related activities at the quarry.