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Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA)

Current, Idle, and Inact​ive Quarries

​Quarr​y Location​ File #​ Status​ Conditional Use Permit Approval​ Reclamation Plan Approval​ Reclamation Plan Amendments​ Vested*​ Disturbed Acreage​ Financial Assurance Estimate​ Financial Assurance Mechanism​ ​Last Inspection ​Zoning ​General Plan​
Lehigh​ 24001 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino vicinity ​2250 ​Active N/A​ 3/7/1985​ 6/26/2012​​ Yes​ ​Approximately 546 Acres​ ​$58,860,529 ​$58,860,529 ​8/6/2019 ​HS, HS-d1, HS-d1-sr, A-d1, A1-d1, A1-20s-d1 ​Hillsides, Other Public Open Lands, Cupertino Urban Service Area
Lexington ​18500 Limekiln Canyon Road, Los Gatos ​3690 Active​ ​6/3/2010 ​6/3/2019 ​N/A ​No ​Approximately 51.5 Acres ​$1,756,610 ​$1,863,409 ​8/23/2019 ​HS-d1 ​Hillsides​
Steven's Creek​​​​ 12100 Stevens Canyon Road, Cupertino 1253​ Active​ ​​9/20/1950, 1/10/1984, 2/6/1995 10/10/1984 (Parcel A), 7/5/1990 (Parcel B)​ 5/14/​2009​​ ​No ​Approximately 118 Acres ​​$5,444,732 ​$5,444,732 ​9/12/2019 HS-d1, HS-sr,  ​HS-d1-sr ​Hillsides
Curtner​ Scott Creek Road, east of Highway 680, Milpitas vicinity​ ​1988 ​Idle Mine (Interim Management Plan Expires on 9/12/2022) ​N/A ​5/3/1984 ​2/17/1997, 8/14/2018 ​Yes ​Approximately 118 Acres ​$1,109,039 ​$1,043,966.65 ​7/9/2019 ​HS-d2 ​Hillsides​
Freeman 3201 Monterey Road, west of Highway 101, Gilroy ​6538 ​Fully Reclaimed - Closed ​8/6/1998 ​8/6/1998 ​6/12/2008 ​No ​0 Acres ​$0 ​$0 ​9/30/2019 ​AR-d1-sr ​Ranchlands (Subarea B)
​Serpa ​Old Calaveras Road, Milpitas vicinity ​2071 Mining Ceased​ N/A​ 6/22/1984​ ​5/8/2012, 10/1/2015 ​Yes A​pproximately 46 Acres ​$98,990.64; Recently Submitted a FACE of $ 0 (Not yet approved) ​$98,990.67 ​6/26/2019 ​HS-d2 ​Hillsides
 ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​* Vested Right: The term “vested right” is a legal term that means someone has a lawful right to engage in a particular land use.​

Proposed Quarries

  • Sargent ​Quarry - File 10747

    Sargent Quarry is a proposed quarry south of Gilroy. It is in the process of applying for permits.​​​

Surface Mining Regulations

  • County of Santa Clara Planning and Development Department is the lead agency for the Surface Mine and Reclamation Act for all quarries located within the unincorporated portion of Santa Clara County.
  • Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (extern​al link)

    This 1975 Act enacts rules and regulations on surface type mining operations.
  • Santa Clara County Surface Mining O​rdinance

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Last updated: 8/20/2020 8:11 AM