The San Rafael Rock Quarry (SRRQ) operates a substantial mining operation in the Peacock Gap neighborhood (see Quarry History and Quarry Photos from 1987 to the present). Since its inception, the Coalition has focused its attention and resources on encouraging the Quarry to conduct its operations in a safe and legal manner that does not unduly impact the surrounding community.
On September 28, 2010, the Coalition and the Quarry agreed to a set of mining operations and amended reclamation plan (ARP) conditions, formally approved by the Marin County Board of Supervisors that afternoon, which establishes the rules by which the Quarry will operate and reclaim the Quarry site over the next 17 years. This Agreement provides that, with the Quarry’s acceptance of additional conditions not contained in the then existing proposed permit and ARP, the Coalition would not legally challenge the permit conditions or the propriety of the ARP. The Coalition has created a Quarrying Permit and ARP Summary that is shorter than the full permit document and a bit easier to read. However, the full permit is accessible from that page, too.
On July 16, 2013, the Board of Supervisors approved an Operating Permit amendment requested by the SRRQ to import asphalt grindings and produce asphalt at their plant on site using these grindings. Prior to this approval, this activity and process was expressly forbidden by the Operating Permit. The Coalition opposes the permit change and has challenged it in court.
If you would like to volunteer to assist the Quarry Committee, or otherwise contact the Coalition with questions or comments about the Quarry, please use the Quarry Committee Contact Form. The Coalition encourages you to register any complaints or issues you have about the Quarry with the County and provide us a copy for tracking purposes. The County contact information can be found on the Important Contacts page.