Fairhaven Power Company Fly Ash Storage Facility in the Fairhaven Area


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Humboldt County
Document Title
Fairhaven Power Company Fly Ash Storage Facility in the Fairhaven Area
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The 34 acre parcel is currently being used as a 18 megawatt biomass electrical generation plant utilizing wood chips as the main fuel source. Approximately 15 acres of the site is dedicated to the production of power, the remainder of the site is vacant. The project was originally approved for operation in 1985 & has undergone minor modification since the original approval. GP: Industrial General (MG); Humboldt Bay Area Plan (HBAP). Density: n/a; zoning: Industrial General (MG)>

Document Description
Coastal development & conditional use permits for the development of a 16,660 square foot concrete & metal framed building to be used for storage of fly ash, in addition to asphalt paving of 2.66 acres. The proposed building will be 160 feet by 75 feet & approximately 45 feet tall. The asphalt surface will serve as an impermeable cap to cover the existing bottom ash, as required by the NCRWQCB. The 2 parcels are owned by Eel River Sawmills & operated by Fairhaven Power Co. in the generation of electricity. The asphalt are will also serve as a wood chip storage area. Together, the 2 parcels equal approximately 34 acres.

Contact Information
Alyson Hunger
Humboldt County
3015 H Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone : (707) 268-3731
Fax : (707) 445-7446


Cross Streets
New Navy Base Road & Bay Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
401-121-11 & -12
Northwest Pacific
Eureka Municipal
Peninsula Union School
Humboldt Bay
Other Location Info
Fairhaven area of Eureka 97 Bay Street, Fairhaven, CA
Other Information
Humboldt Meridian

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Coastal Development/Conditional Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Archaeologic-Historic Coastal Zone Geologic/Seismic Noise Toxic/Hazardous Vegetation Water Quality
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Coastal Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern Region 1 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 1 California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 California State Lands Commission Department of Water Resources Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery

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