Use Permit Application No. PLN2014-0108 - Isabel Machado Dairy

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Stanislaus County
Document Title
Use Permit Application No. PLN2014-0108 - Isabel Machado Dairy
Document Type
CON - Early Consultation
Present Land Use
A-2-40 (General Agriculture) / Agriculture
Document Description
Request to expand the herd of an existing dairy operation, currently operating on three parcels totaling 137.2± acres, in the A-2-40 (General Agriculture) zoning district. This project requests to expand the number of combined milk and dry cows from 1,180 mature cows (1,100 milk cows and 80 dry) to 1,700 mature cows (1,500 milk and 200 dry); and to increase support stock numbers from 80 to 1,160. The total number of animals is to increase by 1,600. Consequently, additional waste will be generated. The dairy’s existing Waste Management Plan (WMP) and Nutrient Management Plan (NMP) were revised to account for the increase in waste and resulting storage and disposal needs associated with the increase in herd size. The updated WMP estimates that the daily manure production will increase by 1,900 cubic feet to 4,586±, which equates to approximately 4,117,194 gallons and 550,389 cubic feet of manure per year (pre-separation). The estimated wastewater storage needs will be accommodated by the existing capacity of the on-site lagoons. The existing dairy operation has been previously developed with areas for feed storage, waste containment, milking facility infrastructure, and utilities. Due to the proposed increases in animal units, this applicant is also requesting construction of a 36,000± square-foot addition to an existing freestall barn, and a new 94,500± square-foot freestall barn, located immediately west of the existing dairy facility footprint. Although three Assessor’s parcels are included in this request, only one Assessor parcel (APN 057-007-005) houses the dairy facility. The remaining two parcels associated with the project consist of cropland and ponds for waste containment and nutrient application. Nutrients produced from the herd will be utilized to fertilize approximately 100± acres of irrigated cropland on-site and on applicant-owned parcels to the south of the project site. Hours of operation will remain the same at 24-hours a day, seven days a week. The applicant anticipates increasing employees from 11 to 14 employees on a minimum shift and from 12 to 15 employees on a maximum shift; and one customer/visitor on-site per day. The anticipated number of truck trips per day will increase from one to three. The parcel has also been improved with one single-family dwelling. The site is served by private well and septic system and has access to County-maintained South Mitchell and Hilmar Roads.

Contact Information

Kristen Anaya
Agency Name
Stanislaus County Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Machado Dairy, John Machado
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Southwest corner of Hilmar & S Mitchell Roads
Parcel #

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 10, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Other (Confined Animal Facility)
Local Actions
Use Permit


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