Malheur County Court Public Hearing for Calico – June 26, 2019


Notice is hereby given that the Malheur County Court will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 9:00am at 251 B Street W Room 106, Vale, Oregon. The purpose of the public hearing is as follows:

Calico Resources USA Corp: The consideration of a Sage-Grouse Rule Permit (SGRP) pursuant to Oregon Administrative Rule 660-023-0115 for an underground gold and silver mine located approximately 22 miles south of Vale on 62 acres of private property, in Exclusive Range Use Zone, and generally described as tax lot 101 on Malheur County Assessor’s Map 22S44E.

Malheur County Planning File: 2019-01-001
Applicant: Calico Resources USA Corp.
Applicant’s agents: Nancy J. Wolverson, Project Manager & Garrett H. Stephenson, Legal Counsel

The criteria for the proposed SGRP are OAR 660-023-0115. The Malheur County Planning Commission made a recommendation to the Malheur County Court at their meeting on May 23, 2019 to approve the SGRP. The Malheur County Court will make the final decision on the Sage-Grouse Rule Permit Application.

Interested persons may appear and will be provided an opportunity to be heard and/or written comments may be received prior to the hearing by sending them to: Eric Evans, 251 B Street West #12, Vale, Oregon 97918.

Testimony, arguments, and evidence must be directed toward the criteria set out above.

The procedure for conduct and order of testimony is set out in Malheur County Code Title 6 Chapter 11 entitled Quasi-Judicial Land Use Hearings. A sign-up sheet for oral testimony will be provided at the hearing. Testimony shall be limited to 20 minutes for initial applicant presentation and 10 minutes for applicant final rebuttal. All others wishing to testify will be given 5 minutes.

Failure to raise an issue at the hearing, in person, or by letter, or failure to provide sufficient specificity to afford the County Court an opportunity to respond to the issue precludes an appeal to the Land Use Board of Appeals based on that issue.

A copy of the application, all documents and evidence submitted by or on behalf of the applicant and applicable criteria are available for inspection at the Malheur County Planning Department Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 (noon) and 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or on the County website at no cost. Copies can be provided for $0.25 per page. In addition, copies of the Staff Report will be available at least seven (7) days prior to the hearing at a reasonable cost or can be viewed on the County website or in the planning department office at no cost. Please contact the Planning Director (541-473-5185) for additional information.


ORDER No.: GO-05-19 with Final Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law and Exhibits 1-4