Addendum to the Terra Bella Community Plan Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Facility Capacity Expansion Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2015091011
Lead Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
Addendum to the Terra Bella Community Plan Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Facility Capacity Expansion Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
8/18/2020
Project Applicant
Setton Pistachio Co., Inc.

Document Description
The Project consists of the installation of twenty-four (24) new silos and related equipment for the processing and storage of pistachios at the existing processing facility. Each new silo holds 1.8 million pounds of product, and upon completion would increase the on-site storage capacity of the facility from 90 million to approximately 133 million pounds. The Project also includes natural gas-fired heaters and electric fans to service the new silos, two (2) receiving/pre-cleaning lines served by four ( 4) cyclones, ten (I 0) hulling units, and twelve (12) natural gas-fired dryers to expand its peaker production capability, a break room for employees, and an electrical utility room. Process water (wastewater) from current pistachio processing operations is filtered, stored in on-site ponds, and beneficially reused for irrigation of orchards. Presently, up to three (3) million gallons per day and sixty (60) million gallons per year of wastewater is applied for beneficial reuse of 483 acres. The Project will not increase the amount of wastewater processed beyond these amounts; however, the Project does include an expansion of its land application area and construction of new pipeline to irrigate a total of 892 acres of agricultural fields, an increase of 409 acres. The new irrigation pipes will run from existing water turnouts to the expanded application area and will be built within the boundaries of Setton's existing property and along public rights-of-ways. Wastewater will continue to be stored at the existing ponds, but at reduced levels, and only when the amount of water available exceeds the receiving capacity of the irrigated lands.

Contact Information
Hector Guerra
Tulare County Resource Management Agency
5961 South Mooney Blvd
Visalia, CA 93277

Phone : (559) 624-7000
hguerra@co.tulare.ca.us

Location

Counties
Tulare
Township
23S
Range
27E
Section
4
Other Location Info
The Project is located at 9370 Road 234, Terra Bella, California in unincorporated Tulare County, within Section 4, Township 23 South, Range 27 East, Mount Diablo Base and Meridian (MDB&M), within the Ducor U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) 7.5-minute topographic quadrangle (County APNs: 320-130-005, -009, -010, -011, -015, -024, -025 and -026; 320-356-007, -009, -010, -011, -021 , -022, -023, -024, and -025, 320-355-032).

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Tulare County Board of Supervisors
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Tulare County Resource Management Agency, 5961 S Mooney Blvd., Visalia CA 93277.

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes (Addendum to the Terra Bella Community Plan IS/MND)
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
No
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No

Attachments

Notice of Determination
NOD_Addendum Terra Bella MND_Setton Pistachio Cap Expansion_ocr   PDF 497 K

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