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File #: 10-0473    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Adopted
File created: 5/3/2010 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 7/27/2010 Final action: 7/27/2010
Title: Department of Transportation recommending the Board adopt a Resolution updating the Pledge of Revenue as related to the County’s ownership and operation of the Somerset Sand Mine as required by the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 and Public Resources Code Section 2710; noting adoption of said Resolution rescinds Resolutions 243-97 and 247-98, adopted on October 8, 1997 and October 20, 1998, respectively. FUNDING: Road Fund. Resolution 112-2010
Attachments: 1. A - 2009 SMGB Somerset Mine Report, 2. B - Resolution 243-97, 3. C - Resolution 247-98, 4. D - SMG Letter 10.12.09, 5. E - Resolution Updating Financial Assurance, 6. F - CRS, 7. Fuly executed Resolution 112-2010
Title
Department of Transportation recommending the Board adopt a Resolution updating the Pledge of Revenue as related to the County’s ownership and operation of the Somerset Sand Mine as required by the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 and Public Resources Code Section 2710; noting adoption of said Resolution rescinds Resolutions 243-97 and 247-98, adopted on October 8, 1997 and October 20, 1998, respectively.

FUNDING: Road Fund.
Resolution 112-2010
Body
BUDGET SUMMARY:
Total Estimated Cost $ 150,000

Funding
Budgeted $
New Funding $
Savings $
Other $
Total Funding Available $ 150,000
Change To Net County Cost $ 0.00

Fiscal Impact/Change to Net County Cost: Funding, were pledged revenue to be utilized, is provided by the Road Fund, there is no change in Net County Cost.

Reason for Recommendation: The Somerset Sand Mine is owned and operated by the County of El Dorado. The decomposed granite from the site is used to mitigate snow and ice conditions on County roads. The Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA) and Public Resources Code Section 2710 require that the surface mining operator provide the lead agency with financial assurance for reclamation of mined sites. Annually, this financial assurance information is updated (see Attachment A: 2009 SMARA Mine Inspection, Somerset Sand Mine report) and upon request from the lead agency, the County, acting as the operator, must submit a pledge of revenue as proof of the financial assurance in the form of a resolution.

On October 8, 1997, the Board authorized Resolution 243-97 (Attachment B), pledging gasoline tax revenue dollars in accordance with the requirements of SMARA and Public Resources Code Section 2710. On October 20, 1998, the Board authorized the addition of the “State of California” as an agency authorized to access the pledged funds; Resolution 247-98 was subsequently approved (Attachment C).

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