Rentech Rialto Renewable Center Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Rialto
Document Title
Rentech Rialto Renewable Center Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Document Description
The proposed project consists of an industrial urban green waste-to-energy biomass-based fuel and power production plant that would be constructed adjacent to the existing City of Rialto Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP). It is anticipated that the proposed project would make use of tertiary reclaimed water from the City of Rialto WWTP to minimize use of new water supplies and discharge a portion of the wastewater back to the WWTP or the Santa Ana Regional Interceptor Line. In general, the project would consist of the following elements: 1) a new access road on a portion of the Holliday Property; 2) an office, warehouse, control and maintenance buildings; 3) a raw feedstock handling area; 4) a gasifier unit; 5) a syngas conditioner unit; 6) a Fischer-Tropsch unit; 7) a product upgrading unit; 8) a power generator unit; 9) a wastewater pre-treatment system; 10) several; storm water retention ponds and off-site drainage to the City of Rialto Property east of the Holliday Property; 11) flares for combusting vent gases from startups and shutdowns; 12) an elevated pipe rack to transport materials from unit to unit; 13) intermediate and product storage tanks; 14) internal roads; 15) a retail and wholesale power interconnection; and 16) a new access road.

Contact Information

Gina M. Gibson
Agency Name
City of Rialto
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino
Cross Streets
East Santa Ava Ave and Agua Mansa Road
Parcel #
0258-141-14; 0260-061-37
State Highways
Hwy 101
3 ES, 6JH, 2 others
Santa Ana River, Riverside and West Riverside Canals

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB), Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Resources Agency, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Resources, Recycling and Recovery
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Resources, Recycling and Recovery
Development Types
Other (Total Acres 40.3), Power:Other Power Type (Biomass-based fuel)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife

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