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


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
Project Applicant
California Bioenergy, LLC
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
Kings County
1400 W. Lacey Blvd., Bld. 6
Unincorporated , CA 93230

Phone : (559) 852-2674


36°12'24.4"N 119°33'51.1"W
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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Biogas upgrading facility and incidental pipelines)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Growth Inducing Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 Department of Food and Agriculture State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Toxic Substances Control


Environmental Document
17343 Draft ISMND 12   PDF 8990 K 17343 Summary Form 11   PDF 267 K
NOC   PDF 1599 K
State Comments
2019129014_DTSC_Hanford Biogas Cluster Project Conditional Use Permit No   PDF 1549 K CVFPB Comments SCH 2019129014 Kings County Hanford Biogas_12122019   PDF 671 K

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