Modification No. 2 Conditional Use Permit No. 8, Map No. 27; Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, Inc. (PP20149)
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Existing 5,000-foot long by 60-foot wide private, paved airstrip with associated safety areas; accessory to the existing Wonderful Pistachios & Almonds, Inc and associated facilities. The runway is surrounded by almond orchards and is in a primarily rural, agricultural area. The project site is zoned A (Exclusive Agricultural) District with a Map Code Designation of 8.1 (Intensive Agriculture) & 8.1/2.5 (Intensive Agriculture - Flood Hazard) by the Kern County General Plan.
(1) (a) Amend the Circulation Element of the Kem County General Plan to eliminate the designation of section lines and midsection lines as arterial right-of-way and collector highways, respectively [Approved June 13, 2006, Resolution No. 2006-232 & -233]; (b) A Conditional Use Permit to allow the construction of a new private paved 5,000-foot by 60-foot airstrip to be used for agricultural purposes [Originally approved May 25, 2006, Resolution No. 108-06]. Modification No. 1 to this CUP required this document to be amended, recirculated, and subsequently adopted at the February 12, 2009 Planning Commission [Resolution No. 17-09] in order to authorize the installation of an above-ground aviation fuel tank.
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Kern County Planning and Community Development Department
Approximately 1/4 mile east of State Highway 33, approximately two (2) miles north of Blackwell's Corner, and approximately 10 miles northwest of Lost Hills; being a portion of Sections 11, and 13, T26S, R19E, SBB&M, County of Kern, State of California; 13646 Highway 33, Lost Hills, CA 93249.
Total Acres: 75,500 square-feet of newly disturbed area within an 81.58 acre site across two (2) contiguous parcels.
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State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Transportation (Private Airstrip Expansion; Ag Industry), Other (Agricultural Industry)
Use Permit, Modification
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife
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