January 10, 2022 was the date for filing of petitions to intervene in the small mine application proceeding. Millcreek’s filing, as well as what the Division of Oil Gas and Mining (DOGM) filed to support the denial of the small mine application, are below. The next proceeding before the board of DOGM is on January 26.
Two significant developments have occurred which affect the application to create a second open pit limestone quarry in Parleys Canyon.
First, the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining denied the small mine application for the quarry, (you can read the denial letter HERE Version OptionsParley's Canyon Mine UpdatesHeadline) but indicated it will still process the large mine application filed concurrently by the applicant. There will be more opportunity for public input in the large mine application process and we will keep you posed as we learn more about that process and the timing.
Second, the Salt Lake County Council met December 10, 2021 in a special meeting to enact a Notice of Pending Ordinance, which functions as a moratorium on issuance of any Conditional Use Permit for a new mine until the County’s process for considering changing the zoning ordinance to eliminate new mines as a conditional use in the unincorporated county (read Salt Lake County's resolution HERE Version OptionsParley's Canyon Mine UpdatesHeadline). This should also buy more time before this operation could be authorized. Please continue to check this page for the most current information.