Conditional Use Permit Application No. 3619 and Initial Study Application No. 7492

Summary

SCH Number
2020050393
Lead Agency
Fresno County
Document Title
Conditional Use Permit Application No. 3619 and Initial Study Application No. 7492
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Project Applicant
POMWonderful, LLC
Present Land Use
Fruit processing facility

Document Description
The County of Fresno has prepared an Initial Study for the subject application which proposes to allow the construction and operation of an anaerobic digester at the existing POM Wonderful fruit processing facility (previously approved by Classified Conditional Use Permit Nos. 2220, 2559, 2618, and 2668) to process up to 125,000 tons of pomegranate waste and pomegranate juice wastewater per year from the onsite extraction facility to produce bio-methane for pipeline injection, a dewatered cake for land application or composting, optional food and beverage-grade carbon dioxide gas, and filtrate that will be treated by the onsite wastewater treatment plan and used for irrigation of the alfalfa plants surrounding the facility. No increase in the amount of wastewater produced or permitted for application is proposed as part of this application. Based upon the Initial Study prepared for Conditional Use Permit Application No. 3619, staff has concluded that the project will not have a significant effect on the environment. It has been determined that there would be no impacts to Biological Resources, Land Use and Planning, Mineral Resources, Population and Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities and Service Systems, and Wildfire. Potential impacts related to Agriculture and Forestry, Aesthetics, Air Quality, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards and Hazardous Materials, Hydrology and Water Quality, Noise, and Transportation have been determined to be less than significant. Potential impacts relating to Cultural Resources, and Geology and Soils have determined to be less than significant with compliance with above-noted Mitigation Measures.

Contact Information
Christina Monfette
County of Fresno
2220 Tulare Street 6th Floor
Fresno, CA 93721

Phone : (559) 600-4245
cmonfette@co.fresno.ca.us

Location

Cities
Del Rey
Counties
Fresno
Cross Streets
American Avenue and Del Rey Avenue
Zip
93616
Total Acres
42.02
Parcel #
350-230-01S
State Highways
none
Railways
LAPRR
Airports
none
Schools
Del Rey Elementary, Prairie School, Bethel School
Waterways
none
Township
4
Range
15S
Section
22E
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
a portion of the larger POM Wonderful site which includes the following APNS: 350-031-11, -13, -63S, 64, 66, 350-230-17, and -19S (land application area); 350-230-01S, -07ST, -08, -09S, -10, -11T, -12T, -13, -14S, -15S, and -21S (fruit processing facility operations).

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Power:Other Power Type (Bio-Methane)
Local Action
Use Permit
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Food and Agriculture Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation

Attachments

Environmental Document
CUP 3619 Filed NOI final   PDF 287 K CUP 3619 IS Chcklst - signed   PDF 130 K CUP 3619 IS wu   PDF 150 K CUP 3619 MND Draft   PDF 25 K CUP 3619 NOD Draft   PDF 61 K CUP 3619 Summary Form   PDF 585 K
NOC
CUP 3619 NOC   PDF 359 K

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