Conditional Use Permit No. 19-07 for the Hanford Biogas Cluster Project

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kings County
Document Title
Conditional Use Permit No. 19-07 for the Hanford Biogas Cluster Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Present Land Use: Agriculture/Fallow, Zoning: AG-20, General Plan: General Agriculture 40 ac.
Document Description
The proposed project will involve the construction and operation of a 7 .3-mile biogas pipeline and biogas upgrading facility. The purpose of the proposed project is to reduce methane emissions from livestock waste white generating renewable energy through a biogas recovery system. The project will connect anaerobic digesters at Cloverdale Dairy, Wreden Ranch Dairy, and Hollandia Dairy, to the proposed biogas upgrading facility. In the future, additional anaerobic digesters and pipeline projects may connect to the mainline and upgrading facility. The additional projects will be subject to County Site Plan Review, which are Ministerial projects that are exempt from environmental review under Section 15268 of the Guidelines for California Environmental Act (CEQA), implemented through Kings County Board of Supervisors Resolution No. 16-001, adopted January 5, 2016.

Contact Information

Chuck Kinney
Agency Name
Kings County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California Bioenergy, LLC
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Total Acres
State Highways
Cross Creek
Other Location Info
The proposed project will involve construction on approximately 9 acres in an unincorporated area of Kings County, California, approximately eight miles south of the City of Hanford, CA. The site is situated within agricultural lands dominated by dairy operations and irrigated agriculture.

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 Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Other (Biogas upgrading facility and incidental pipelines)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian


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