16.68.050 Findings and Decision.
Following a review of the application and public hearing in compliance with Chapter 16.76, the commission shall act to approve, approve with conditions. or disapprove the surface mining permit. The commission may approve a surface mining permit only if all of the following findings of fact can be made in a positive manner:
   A.   The proposed use would not impair the integrity and character of the zoning district in which it is to be established or located;
   B.   The proposed site is suitable fox the type and intensity of the proposed surface mining operation:
   C.   There are adequate provisions for sanitation, water, and public utilities and services to ensure that the proposed use would not result in residual hazards to the public convenience, health, safety, or general welfare, or be materially injurious to properties and improvements in the vicinity;
   D.   The proposed use is consistent with state law (Public Resources Code, Section 2710 et seq.): and
   E.   The mined lands would be reclaimed to a usable condition that is readily adaptable for an alternative land use(s) appropriate to the zoning district within which the site is located.
(Ord. 182 § 2 (part), 1997)