Rock quarry can continue to operate

    Juneau, Alaska (KINY) - The CBJ Planning Commission approved a conditional use permit for SECON, Inc. to continue to operate a rock quarry in Hidden Valley Upper Lemon Creek.

    The quarry has been in operation since the 1980s.  SECON, Inc purchased the property in May 2020.

    The permit allows the operation to continue to another 10 years.  The operations must comply with all Department of Environmental Conservation air quality standards.

    The operation plans to produce 30,000 cubic yards of materials each year.  They estimate the quarry has a life span of another 50 years.

    The operation is allowed to extract gravel and rock, do blasting, and crush rocks.

    The permit does limit the hours of operation.  The quarry can operate Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.

    All blasting must be done during the daytime and no blasting can occur on weekends.

    The quarry can operate between April and November.

    They must also meet certain sound limits prescribed by the CBJ.

    The 113-acre facility has one locked gate to limit public access.  They do plan to have a new entrance to the facility.

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