Buena Vista Biomass Power Use Permit Amendment

7 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Amador County
Document Title
Buena Vista Biomass Power Use Permit Amendment
Document Type
SIR - Supplemental EIR
Present Land Use
Existing Power Plant/Manufacturing and Agricultural-Marginal/Industrial
Document Description
NOTE: Lead Agency changed from Energy Commission to Amador County with NOP 03/17/2010 The proposed project includes the repowering and conversion of an existing 18.5 megawatt electric generation facility to a renewable wood waste biomass energy facility. The facility is currently permitted to use lignite (a relatively low-grade coal), chipped automotive tires, oil absorbents, and other alternative materials as fuel sources. With implementation of the proposed project, the use of these fuel sources would no longer be permitted at the facility. The proposed fuel supply for the project is solely renewable woody biomass derived from a variety of sources including clean urban wood waste, agricultural byproducts from orchard operations, and forest sourced material (residuals, such as slash piles from forest thinning for wildfire fuel reduction).

Contact Information

Nathan Lishman
Agency Name
Amador County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Coal Mine Road near Buena Vista Road
State Highways
Hwy 88
Jackson Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Power:Other Power Type (Biomass)(Megawatts 18.5)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Septic System, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, Cal Fire
Reviewing Agency Comments
Cal Fire

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