Conditional Use Permit CUP No. 2017-117

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2018011038
Lead Agency
Mariposa County
Document Title
Conditional Use Permit CUP No. 2017-117
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
Project proposes: The construction of a 2.4 MW community based bioenergy facility and woodchip storage yard. The facility will include several new structures including gasification plant, engine generator enclosure, fire water tank, ash storage bin, feed system, electrical equipment enclosure and control room (8,600 sq. ft. of new structures). Feedstock storage is proposed to occur on Parcel 3, while the biomass facilities will be located on Parcel 4. Access is proposed from Hwy 49 No. to Gold Leaf Road, onto Copper Leaf Drive and driveway encroachments on Copper Leaf Drive. Access for the delivery trucks will be a new driveway on Parcel 3 six days a week. Truck deliveries will be limited to 7 am to 5 pm, 6 days per week. Estimated to receive 3-4 chip trailer deliveries in addition to 8 to 10 small dump truck deliveries per day. the site is not proposed to be a public dump site. There will be no residential drop off of materials at the site. The facility will operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 8 employees are proposed, although up to 10 employees may be required. Water for the project is proposed by a shared well that produced 20 gpm at time of installation. The project applicant states that the project's water use will be 1.5 gpm 60 pounds per day of sludge will be generated by the facility which is proposed to be disposed of at the landfill. 1.2 tons per day of dry ash will be generated by the facility and is proposed to be disposed of at the landfill. The facility will utilize approx. 12,000 bdt per year of sustainably harvested forest biomass in a gasification process to produce a syngas. The syngas will be used to fuel two gas engine generators to produce electricity.

Contact Information
Steve Engfer
Mariposa County
P.O. Box 2039
Mariposa, CA 95338

(209) 966-5151

Location

Coordinates
37°30'19.3"N 120°0'46"W
Counties
Mariposa
Cross Streets
Hwy 49 north, Gold Leaf and Copper Leaf Dr Mariposa CA
Zip
95338
Total Acres
5.27
Parcel #
012-050-066, 067
State Highways
49N
Airports
Mariposa
Schools
Mariposa USD
Waterways
Horse Gulch
Township
6S
Range
17E
Section
9
Base
MDBM

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Mariposa County
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
5100 Bullion Street, Mariposa, CA 95338

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 Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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