CCC 40.250.022 (B) (2) Applicability: “Operation of existing surface mines and related uses shall conform to the conditions of approval adopted with their site plan and/or conditional use approval.” In other words, if a quarry operation was issued a “conditional use permit” (CUP) before the adoption of CCC 40.250.022, the quarry operation must comply with conditions in their CUP. The most active quarries operate under CUPs.
Quarries and Mines
Clark County regulates mines and quarries through the Surface Mining Overlay Ordinance CCC 40.250.022 and individual Conditional Use Permits (CUPs). There are 10 active quarries under the jurisdiction of Clark County. Additionally, several inactive quarries are in reclamation phases. The most active quarries – Livingston Mountain, Yacolt Mountain Top, and Daybreak Quarry – have been issued CUPs. Clark County Code Enforcement works with quarry operators along with state and local regulatory agencies to ensure mines and quarries are compliant with all applicable codes, laws and CUPs.
- Surface Mining Overlay District - Clark County Code Chapter 40.250.022 :
- Public Disturbance Noises - Clark County Code Chapter 9.14
- Conditional Use Permits - Clark County Code Chapter 40.520.030
- Enforcement - Clark County Code Title 32
- Surface Mining - Revised Code of Washington Chapter 78.44
- Maximum Environmental Noise Levels - Washington Administrative Code Chapter 173-60
- Motor Vehicle Noise Performance Standards - Washington Administrative Code Chapter 173-62
- Mine Safety - Federal Mine Safety & Health Act of 1977
- Safety Standards for Possession, Handling and Use of Explosives - Washington Administrative Code Chapter 296-52.