Engh Farms (Geothermal Permit #11-0001/Six Major Exploratory Wells)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
Engh Farms (Geothermal Permit #11-0001/Six Major Exploratory Wells)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Farmland/Algae Farm/A2RG (Gen. Agriculture/Rural/Geothermal Overlay Zone)/Agriculture land use designation

Document Description
It is the intent of the applicant to drill, sample, flow test and monitor up to six geothermal exploratory wells to determine the potential geothermal resource in this area. Each well site, approximately 4.6 acres (500 feet by 400 feet) in size, will be prepared to create a level pad for the drill rig, and a graded surface for the support equipment. Containment basins will be constructed at each site for the containment and temporary storage of drilling mud and cuttings and storm water runoff from the constructed site. Each containment basin will be approximately 80 feet by 400 feet by 7 feet deep with a 2 foot freeboard. The access to each well pad/site location will be off of County-maintained roads, i.e. English road for Well Sites 3 and 4 and McDonald Road for Well Sites 1 and 2. The drilling time at each well pad is estimated to be about 60 days. 24 hours per day, 7 days per week with approximately 9 to 18 workers on location at any given time.

Contact Information
Armando G. Villa
Imperial County, Planning & Development Services
Lead/Public Agency
801 Main Street
El Centro, CA 92243

Phone : (760) 482-4236 ext 4310


Cross Streets
McDonald Road/English Roads
Total Acres
Parcel #
022-010-001 & 009-000
State Highways
Hwy 111
Niland ES
IID Canals/Drains
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Niland

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Geothermal Major Exploratory Wells Project)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Cultural Resources Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Land Use/Planning Public Services Solid Waste Transportation Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Conservation (DOC) 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) Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT) Colorado River Board

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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