Conditional Use Permit No. CUP10-003 Foster Farms - Ewing Poultry Ranch


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Merced County
Document Title
Conditional Use Permit No. CUP10-003 Foster Farms - Ewing Poultry Ranch
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Poultry ranch (not currently in use)/A-1 (General Agirculture)/Agriculture
Document Description
Foster Farms, LLC of Livingston, CA proposes to demolish 12 existing 20,000 sq ft poultry grow houses at their currently unused Ewing Poultry Ranch and replace them with 8 new 36,000 sq ft grow houses, associated outbuildings and a single residence for use by ranch operators. The proposed project would increase the facility's capacity from 320,100 to 384,000 poultry. An 8.3 acre stormwater retention basin would be constructed in the northeast corner of the project site. Upon completion, the grow houses would be sued to facilitate approximately 6 brood cycles per year and require 2 onsite employees (up to four additional employees during the beginning of each brood cycle). Operations would result in approximately 3.31 average daily trips to the site. Two onsite wells and two septic systems would be installed onsite.

Contact Information

Jeff Fugelsang
Agency Name
Merced County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Mariposa Way and Healy Road
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 99
Duck Slough

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (AG(poultry ranch) 288,000 sq ft of grow houses)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
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, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Water Resources
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Water Resources

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