Aemetis Central Dairy Digester Biogas Cleanup Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Aemetis Central Dairy Digester Biogas Cleanup Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Existing Ethanol Production Facility located in M (industrial) zoning district

Document Description
Notice of Exemption (Form D) Document for a a new agreement between the California Energy Commission and Aemetis Biogas LLC (LCF-19-001). This agreement was approved at the June 10, 2020 Energy Commission Business Meeting and is considered exempt per the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District (Lead Agency) determination.

Contact Information
Pilar Anne Magana
California Energy Commission
Lead/Public Agency
1516 Ninth Street MS:27
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 651-0587

Aemetis Biogas LLC
Project Applicant


Northern California
Cross Streets
Faith Home Road and CA-HWY 99
Total Acres
~477,417 sq. ft.
Parcel #
45-29-14,34 and 35

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 and 15303, PRC 21080 (b)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
14 CCR section 15301 exempts the operation, repair, maintenance, and minor alteration of existing structures, facilities or mechanical equipment involving negligible or no expansion of existing or former use. This project will involve the minor alteration and operation of an existing biorefinery facility and construction of utilities within existing highways and streets with negligible or no expansion of existing or former use as determined by the lead agency, Stanislaus County. 14 CCR section 15303 exempts the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures. This project will involve the construction of a limited number of small dairy digesters at dairy lagoons and is therefore is exempt under 14 CCR section 15303. Construction of the dairy digesters have also been approved by the lead agency, Stanislaus County, as exempt under CEQA.


Notice of Exemption
00 CEQA NOE Aemetis LCF-19-001 signed   PDF 217 K

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