Notice of Public Hearing – 7/10/2019

A public hearing by the Kane County Planning Commission will be held on 7/10/2019. This is an important opportunity for the public to raise concerns regarding the Southern Red Sands frac sand mine operation. Please come and make your voice heard so that our officials are aware of the public opposition of the frac sand mine just outside town.

Notice is hereby given that on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Kanab High School Auditorium, located at 59 Cowby Dr., Kanab, Utah, the Kane County Planning Commission will hold a public hearing for a Conditional Use Permit on State Institutional Trust Lands (SITLA) for Southern Red Sands, Sections 16, Township 42 South, Range 7 West, Salt Lake Base & Meridian, (640 Acres), Kane County, Utah. The Sand Mine Operation will be located in the Red Knolls area of Kane County

At the time and place set forth above, all interested persons may appear and will be given an opportunity to be heard either in support of or in opposition to the applications for the Conditional Use Permits for Southern Red Sands.

Information and maps concerning the Conditional Use Permits can be found online at under the documents tab.

Talking Points

  • Selling the water is an important decision that will affect future generations of Kanab residents and should be carefully considered.
  • The decision should be made public before the public hearing
  • The water contract should be made public before the public hearing.
  • The project will require a huge amount of water, nearly equal to the city’s annual usage.
  • The City’s UGS water study did not consider the specific geology of the area.
  • The chemicals used in the processing could spill over and contaminate the city’s drinking water.
  • The trucks from the mine will almost certainly be headed south through the city.
  • With 180 round-trip hauls, this means a truck every 5 minutes, 24 hours a day.