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  • Policies
    1. Policy M/H-1.5 Grouping or clustering

      We encourage the grouping or clustering of residential buildings where this will maximize the opportunity to preserve significant natural resources, natural beauty, or open space within the density limits of the underlying zone.

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  • Goals
    1. Goal NR-6 Mineral Resources

      Mineral resource zones that allow extraction industries to continue supporting the regional and national economy while minimizing negative impacts on the public and natural environment

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    Policies
    1. Policy NR-3.4 Land exchange

      We coordinate with state and federal agencies to exchange publicly owned lands in order to provide additional areas for open space, recreation, and resource protection. We also request the right of first refusal on publicly owned lands made available for purchase to the public.

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    2. Policy NR-6.1 Mineral resource areas

      We prioritize the conservation of land area with mineral resources by prohibiting or discouraging development of land that would substantially preclude the future development of mining facilities in areas classified as Mineral Resource Zone (MRZ) 2a, 2b, or 3a.

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    3. Policy NR-6.2 Mining operations and reclamation

      We require and monitor mineral extraction activities to ensure that the operation and reclamation of mined lands is consistent with the State Surface Mining and Reclamation Act of 1975 (SMARA).

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    4. Policy NR-6.3 Conservation of construction aggregate

      We encourage the continued operation of existing mining facilities and streamline the permitting of new mining facilities (consistent with the Policy Plan and other local, state, and federal regulations) to establish aggregate resources that are sufficient to satisfy 50 years of county demand.

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    Related Materials
    1. Policy Maps NR-4 Mineral Resources Zones (PDF | WEB)
  • Policies
    1. Policy ED-1.5 Mineral resources

      We support the extraction of mineral resources in unincorporated areas and the establishment and operation of supporting businesses throughout the county.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy HW-3.4 Public museums

      We operate County museums to preserve and depict the history, culture, and natural science of San Bernardino County. We invest in facilities and technology and collaborate with other institutions, organizations, and businesses in order to increase public exposure to museum holdings.

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  • Policies
    1. Policy HZ-2.11 Legacy abandoned mine lands

      We inventory legacy abandoned mines and require private property owners to eliminate hazardous conditions that could threaten human life and environmental contamination. We pursue funding to address legacy abandoned mines on County-owned property.

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