September 27, 2016 – We are very pleased to announce that the Siskiyou County Planning Commission voted 5-0 to approve the Final EIR for the Crystal Geyser Mt. Shasta project.
Over the past 4 years, Crystal Geyser has complied with all of the City and County permitting requirements and processes including supporting and complying with the requirements of CEQA and this EIR.
The CEQA process has worked as intended. As project applicants we have provide additional answers and clarification regarding the project as evidenced in Volume 3 – Appendix X of the FEIR.
For example, in response to comments on the DEIR:
- We agreed to a pumping test of our domestic well. The test results show without a doubt that the neighboring wells will not be affected by our production.
- We expanded the noise analysis and implemented mitigation measures that will ensure that the noise levels will be significantly reduced.
- We reduced our shipping and loading dock hours to 7 am – 10 pm.
Our company believes in transparency and we fully support and appreciate the County’s efforts to provide the public with a Final EIR that shows that our proposed operations will have no significant environmental impact.
We believe in our operations, we believe in the product we produce, and we believe in our people. We look forward to beginning operations and providing quality jobs to people who want to work and contribute to their community in a meaningful way. We are proud of our company history, with over 40% of our workforce being employed with us for 10 or more years. And we look forward to building this kind of a legacy in Mt. Shasta and Siskiyou County.