Fresno County Unanimously Approves 50-Year Mining Permit Extension.
November 9, 2016.
Benchmark Resources led the preparation of an application package and reclamation plan to allow continued operation of the Hewitson Gravel Mine for an additional 50 years. The Fresno County Planning Commission unanimously approved the project. No opponents attended or appealed the matter. Benchmark Resources responded to comments from the California Division of Mine Reclamation and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife related to reclamation and biological resources. The approval process resulted in project compliance with requirements related to tribal consultation and the Williamson Act.