American Ehtanol, Inc. Ethanol Plant


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County
Document Title
American Ehtanol, Inc. Ethanol Plant
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation
Present Land Use
Designation: Agriculture Z: M-2, General Industry; Agricultural Industry Overlay

Document Description
American Ethanol, Inc. (AEI) proposes to construct and operate a corn-based ethanol production plant in northern Santa Barbara County. The proposed plant would produce 110 million gallons per year (mmgy) for ethanol for blending with gasoline. The plant would use corn shipped by railcar from the Midwest for feedstock and would operate 350 days per year, 24 hours per day. Components of the plant include tanks and vessels of varying sizes, piping, storage and operations and maintenance buildings. The project also includes a new 10-inch diameter PVC pipeline to transport process water to the site from the Laguna County Sanitation District wastewater treatment plant.

Contact Information
Nancy Minick or Kevin Drude
Santa Barbara County Planning and Development Dept.
Energy Division 123 E. Anapamu Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Phone : (805) 568-2506 or 2519


Santa Maria
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
Betteravia Road and Ray Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
1 and 166
Santa Maria

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Industrial (378,257 Sq. Ft., -42 Acres)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Noise Public Services Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects Other
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5

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