Rockport Rocks quarry appeal denied in Utah

May 9, 2013

The Rockport Rocks quarry will be located near a Rockport State Park entrance. (Photo:
The Rockport Rocks quarry will be located near a Rockport State Park entrance. (Photo:

The Summit County Council last week denied an appeal on the Rockport Rocks quarry approval, according to The Park Record.

Following the council’s meeting, the quarry continues to be set for construction on a two-acre property near Rockport State Park in Peoa, Utah. The Eastern Summit Planning Commision on November 7 approved quarry, which will be used to extract large boulders for use in landscaping and stream bed stabilization applications.

The approval assumes the quarry meets the county’s conditional use permit conditions.

The conditions require the quarry operator submit proof of an operating permit and reclamation bond, Rockport Rocks obtains a CWP3 permit before beginning quarry work and that properly licensed personnel carry out blasting operations between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.

The conditions also state that temporary uses or accessory uses not included in the operation description are not permitted, limit operation hours to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and require the company to control mud, rock and dust track-out from the operation.

Other conditions include  the construction of a ten-foot beam along the driveway, dust control, limiting the operation to two acres, use of trucks with no engine compression brakes, a limit of 140 roundtrip truckloads per month and 10 per day, storing fuel off site, using water from the Mountain Regional Water system to control dust, expensing and installing any additional lanes required by UDOT and keeping noise at or below 60 decibels.

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