Golden State Vintners (The Wine Group) Franzia-McFarland Nitrate Treatment Plant


SCH Number
Public Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Golden State Vintners (The Wine Group) Franzia-McFarland Nitrate Treatment Plant
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The State Water Resources Control Board as the lead agency will be issuing a water supply permit for the operation of the system. The Golden State Vintners will be adding a strong-based ion exchange nitrate treatment plant within their existing vineyard property. A building will be installed to house 4-ion exchange treatment columns for nitrate and regeneration equipment. A sulfate rinse tank, brine supply tank, waste tank, and pretreatment filters will be installed outside the building. Associated piping will also be installed on site. The brine from the treatment plant will be hauled to a nonhazardous waste site by a waste brine disposal agent about 24 times per year.

Contact Information
Tricia Wathen
State Water Resources Control Board
Lead/Public Agency
Visalia District Office 265 West Bullard Ave, suite 101
Fresno, CA 93704

Phone : (559) 447-3300


Cross Streets
Golden State Highway and Whisler Rd

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
s: 15301,15303
Reasons for Exemption
Consists of installing a small new building with new treatment components, and piping, meeting a Class 3 exemption. These additions to the existing water system may also be seen as minor alterations to existing publicly owned facilities, meeting a class 1 exemption.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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