Understanding the Process Timeline

APPROVAL / DENIAL PROCESS TIMELINE

The California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) requires the Nevada County to produce an independently written Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to inform the decision-making process about whether or not to re-open the Idaho-Maryland Mine. The approval process for the mine is regulated by CEQA, making the whole effort a marathon, not a sprint.


Nevada County's detailed project timeline chart can be found here. https://www.mynevadacounty.com/3195/Idaho-Maryland-Mine---Rise-Grass-Valley


UNDERSTANDING THE CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT

Listen to retired Capital Planner, Paul Schwartz, explain the timeline, process, and decision points for the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR). The County is required to produce an environmental report per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).


















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