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

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
EIR PFS 04-12; Lehigh Alternative Fuels Project by Lehigh Southwest Cement Company
Document Type
OTH - Other Document
Present Land Use
Present Land Use: Cement plant and related facilities Present Zoning: M-3 (Heavy Industrial) Present General Plan Designation: Greater Tehachapi Area Specific and Community Plan - 7.3 (Heavy Industrial); 7.3/2.7 (Heavy/Liquefaction Risk); 7.3/2.5/2.7 (Heavy Industrial/Flood Hazard /Liquefaction Risk); 7.3 (Heavy Industrial, Kern County General Plan)

Document Description
Note: Response to Comments. 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
Lead/Public Agency
2700 M Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 862-8636


35°7'16"N 118°21'44"W
Cross Streets
East Tehachapi Boulevard and State Route 58
Total Acres
Parcel #
Portion of APN 225-120-25
State Highways
SR 58
SP Railroad
Mountain Valley

Notice of Completion

Development Type
Other (Alternative Fuels project within existing cement company)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Biological Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Public Services Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wildfire Wildlife

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