Imperial County Cilion Ethanol Production Facility

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
Imperial County Cilion Ethanol Production Facility
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
GP: Mesquite Lake Specific Plan Area
Document Description
The Cilion Ethanol project proposes to develop an 84.30-acre parcel with a facility for the production of up to 110 million gallons of ethanol and distiller grains per year (mgy). The project will receive corn, grain, etc. (raw product) via rail which will be used to produce ethanol (processed product) for off-site use as an additive in motor vehicle fuel and wet distiller grains for use locally as cattle feed. Project structures would include a grain processing building, a fermentation building and tanks, a distillation, drying and evaporation building, ethanol storage tanks, an evaporation pond, and a natural gas-fired stearn production facility.

Contact Information

Jurg Heuberger
Agency Name
Imperial County Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
State Route 86 and Harris Road at UPRR Crossing
Total Acres
84.30 +/-
Parcel #
State Highways
Other Location Info
City: Imperial

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Colorado River Board, Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Industrial (Ethanol corn manufacturing plant)(Acres 84.30)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildlife

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