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Surface Mine and Reclamation Act (SMARA) Inspections and Reporting

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Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000545257

Bid Title: Surface Mine and Reclamation Act (SMARA) Inspections and Reporting

Agency Bid No. Title: PBS-16-003

Received Date: 04/19/2016

Close Date: 05/11/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: Ukiah, California, 95482

Delivery Date: Not Stated

Special Notices: Questions Due By 04/27/2016


Specifications include, but are not limited to: The scope of work for the project includes performing special inspections in accordance with Section 1 of the 2002 SMBG Surface Mine Inspection Guide (2002 Guide), which included review of the financial assurance cost estimate of bond calculation approvals, review of the reclamation plan and conditions of approval. Perform special mine inspection in accordance with Section 2 of the 2002 Guide. Prepare an inspection report on form MRRC-1 as revised July 2013, in accordance with Section 3 of the 2002 Guide. The County seeks a firm to provide the following generally described services: 1. Conduct County (as required by the County Surface Mining Ordinances and State of California Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) annual inspections from July through December of each calendar year. Report back to the County on compliance issues, prepare report for the County and Planning Commission and submittal to the State. 2. Be available on as as-needed basis for general reviews of Reclamation Plans, Reclamation Plan updates, and Financial Assurance estimates and mechanisms as required by SMARA and County Ordinances. 3. Be available on an as-needed basis to assist planning staff with identification and resolution of critical geotechnical and engineering issues on mines. 4. Be available on an as-needed basis for general review of geotechnical issues not addressed by County staff where geotechnical/engineering expertise is required. 5. Be available on an as-needed basis to help with analysis and resolution of emergencies (slides, flooding, etc.). SMARA Services Page 9 RFP No. PBS-16-003MENDOCINO COUNTY, CA REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL 6. Perform peer-review of Geological sections of Environmental Impact Reports (EIR), for various planning projects. Coordinate and schedule meetings as required and necessary with the applicant (mine operators), County staff, other Agencies having jurisdiction, other property owners, other consultants/professionals, etc. and the general public; 7. Review and become familiar with all pertinent data on the surface mine(s) to be permitted including but not limited to location, geology, existing use permit, prior annual reports, financial assurance estimate, reclamation plan or interim management plan, etc. 8. Assist staff in resolving technical issues related to the application; 9. Prepare written reports, photographs and other documentation for staff, the Planning Commission and the general public; 10. Be available for community meetings and public hearing(s) which may occur outside of normal business hours or in the evenings

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Product Codes: 92600, 92683

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: County of Mendocino

State: California

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Mental Health Branch, 860 North Bush Street, Ukiah, California, 95482



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