Eugene Record of
Decision and Resource Management Plan
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Eugene Record of Decision
Eugene District Resource
Management Plan Table of Contents:
Guidelines for Development of Salable
Mineral Resources in the Eugene District
All proposed salable mineral developments, and any
exploration that involves surface disturbance, should
have operation and reclamation plans approved by the
Authorized Officer. All proposals will undergo the
appropriate level of review and compliance with the
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Due to steep terrain in the operating area, most
quarry developments will require a series of benches to
effectively maximize the amount of mineral materials to
be removed in a safe manner. In most cases, bench height
should not exceed 40 feet. If the bench will be used by
bulldozers to access other parts of the quarry, the width
of the bench should be at least 25 feet. If the bench
will not be used by equipment, then this width can be
reduced to approximately 10 feet.
Clearing of timber and brush should be planned at
least 10 feet beyond the edge of the excavation limit.
Often the brush will be piled and burned at the site or
If at all possible, all topsoil and overburden should
be stockpiled and saved for eventual quarry site
reclamation. These piles may need to be stabilized by
mulching or seeding in order to minimize erosion during
the winter months.
As a standard procedure, the excavation of the quarry
floor should be designed with an outslope of
approximately 2 percent in order to provide for adequate
drainage of the floor. Compliance with this design should
be made a requirement of all operators at the site.
Where practicable, the following requirements should
be made a part of every contract or permit providing for
the use of mineral material sites on the District:
- Oversized boulders shall not be wasted, but shall
be broken and utilized concurrently with the
- The operator shall comply with local and State
safety codes covering quarry operations, warning
signs and traffic control. All necessary permits
must be obtained from State and County agencies.
- Use of the site for equipment storage and
stockpiling rock material is allowed for the
duration of the contract or permit. Use of the
site beyond that time would be authorized under a
Temporary Use Permit (TUP).
- All topsoil shall be stockpiled or windrowed as
appropriate for use in reclamation.
- Prior to abandonment, all material sites will be
graded to conform with surrounding topography.
Topsoil will be utilized to create a medium for
revegetation. Reseeding and tree planting, if
necessary, will be done as prescribed by the
Authorized Officer. Access roads no longer needed
by the BLM will be abandoned and reclaimed as
directed by the Authorized Officer.