Nevada Cement to hold meeting about proposed mine

Nevada Cement to hold meeting about proposed mine
Published: 05 March 2009

An informational meeting will be held by Nevada Cement Company to discuss the cement company’s proposal to mine pozzolan material on public land in southwest Fernley.

Some residents who live the closest to the proposed mine location have protested a Special Use Permit indicating the mining process will create fugitive dust problems, cement trucks would travel through neighborhoods and there would be negative impacts to the environment.

Nevada Cement Company will hold an informational meeting regarding the proposed quarry on Saturday (March 7) at 10 a.m. at the City of Fernley Council Chambers.

The Fernley City Council will consider a Special Use Permit application submitted by Nevada Cement at its March 18 meeting at 4 p.m. At that time the Bureau of Land Management will be soliciting comments for an Environmental Assessment at that meeting. At that time BLM officials will be present to answer questions about the EA process and invite comments regarding the proposed mining operation.

The Fernley Planning Commission voted at its Feb. 11 meeting to recommend approval of the SUP to the Fernley City Council based on information provided in the city staff report.