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Hawes Compost Facility Access Road


General Description of the Project

Hawes has applied for a right-of-way grant for the improvement, modification, and commercial use of an existing route, which traverses approximately 1.3 miles in a west-northwesterly direction from the County-maintained Helendale Road diagonally across BLM land and then encounters the northeastern edge of the private land on which the HCF has been approved by the County. The portion of the route proposed for upgrade begins approximately 1.5 miles south of SR58 at the route’s intersection with Helendale Road, heading to the northwest.

Public Comments

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is reviewing the Environmental Assessment for an access road to the Hawes Compost Facility near Hinkley, California.

In accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), the BLM is accepting comments related to issues and alternatives for the proposed access road. Comments relating to the access road will be accepted in writing or by e-mail through September 30, 2011. Public involvement is an essential part of the development Environmental Assessment. We encourage you to attend the meeting, get the facts, and give us your input.

For more information or to make comments contact:
William Quillman,
Bureau of Land Management
2601 Barstow Road
Barstow, CA 92311

Public Meetings and Hearings

Top of the Lakes Conference Room
Silver Lakes, California
27801 Mountain Springs Road, Helendale, CA 92342
September 7, 2011
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m

Authorization Documents

Record of Decision
Finding of No Significant Impact

Environmental Assessment

Cover - Chapter 7 
Table of Contents
1.0 - Introduction
2.0 - Proposed Action and Alternative
3.0 - Affected Environment
4.0 - Environmental Impacts
5.0 - Mitigation Measures
6.0 - Agencies and Individuals Consulted
7.0 - References; 3.5Mb

Appendix A
Section 7 Consultation Acknowledgement Letter; 0.1Mb

Appendix B
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers May 29, 2008 Letter; 0.5Mb
Appendix C
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Biological Opinion; 0.5Mb
Appendix C-1
Amendment to the Biological Opinion; 0.2Mb
Appendix D 
County Road Standards; 0.1Mb
Appendix E
Mitigation Measures
Appendix F
Incidental Take Permit; 1.0Mb
Appendix I
Water Discharge Requirements; 9.6Mb
Appendix J
Raven Management Plan; 0.2Mb

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Understanding the NEPA Process

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