EIR PFS 04-12; Lehigh Alternative Fuels Project by Lehigh Southwest Cement Company

4 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2012121052
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
EIR PFS 04-12; Lehigh Alternative Fuels Project by Lehigh Southwest Cement Company
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Received

Document Description
The project proponent is requesting a Conditional Use Permit that would authorize the burning of alternative fuels, including: tire derived fuels, refuse derived fuels and biomass as part of the existing cement operations. Implementation of the project would require minor additions to existing operational equipment currently utilized as part of the existing operations. Less than one acre of new ground disturbance activity is proposed for use exclusively as a result of implementation of the project. The project involves the installation and operation of new equipment at the Lehigh Cement Plant to allow for use of alternative fuels in the heating process necessary to produce cement. The Lehigh Cement Plant has istoricallly used coal and petroleum coke with a small amount of natural gas as its main fuel sources. The use of such alternative fuels is proposed in order to reduce air pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions from the Lehigh Cement Plant, and to allow the facility operator more flexibility in the sourcing of fuels to make cement. The project also includes repurposing of a portion of the existing plant site to allow for parking of tractor-trailers that would serve as fuel storage units. All improvements and operations associated with the proposed project would occur on areas that were previously graded, improved, and/or paved.

Contact Information
Paul Sorenson
Kern County Planning Department
2700 M Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 862-8636
soresonp@co.kern.ca.us

Location

Coordinates
35°7'16"N 118°21'44"W
Cities
Tehachapi
Counties
Kern
Cross Streets
East Tehachapi Boulevard and State Route 58
Zip
93561
Total Acres
110
Parcel #
Portion of APN 225-120-25
State Highways
SR 58
Railways
SP Railroad
Airports
Mountain Valley
Township
32S
Range
34E
Section
30
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Alternative Fuels project within existing cement company)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Wildlife Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Public Services Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic
Reviewing Agencies
Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 6 (Victorville) Resources, Recycling and Recovery Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Parks and Recreation California Energy Commission California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 9 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Resources Agency
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