Kamm Avenue Pistachio Processing Plant: Classified CUP Appl. No. 3685, Variance No. 4085, & EIR No. 7896

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fresno County
Document Title
Kamm Avenue Pistachio Processing Plant: Classified CUP Appl. No. 3685, Variance No. 4085, & EIR No. 7896
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Agricultural land regularly disked (no crops) with some structures/ Agriculture/ Agriculture (AE-20)
Document Description
Kamm Avenue Pistachio Processing, LLC (Applicant) is proposing to construct and operate a pistachio processing facility to process nuts from nearby orchards and other areas. The Applicant proposes to construct, operate, and maintain a pistachio processing plant with three huller lines with an average annual processing capacity of 77 million pounds of pistachios. The Project would provide pistachio processing capacity in the immediate vicinity of existing pistachio orchards that currently ship harvested crops for processing to more remote locations, including processing plants located outside of Fresno County. The Project would operate year-round to package and process harvested pistachios for retail and wholesale customers. During an approximately 60-day harvest period, which typically occurs sometime from August to October, the Project would operate seven days a week and 24 hours per day to receive, hull, heat, dry and store pistachio crops in onsite storage silos. During non-harvest operations, the Project would operate two shifts per day, five or six days per week depending on pistachio product market conditions. The Project would have a fulltime workforce of 200 employees. An additional 210 seasonal workers would be employed during the approximately 60-day harvest period. The primary pistachio processing facilities would be located within an approximately 80-acre fenced area bordered by Kamm Avenue to the north and agricultural fields to the south, east and west. Two process water settling and cleaning ponds, each with 48 acre-feet of storage capacity, would be located along the southern area of the site and would be connected to the processing plant via an underground pipeline. Approximately 80 to 90 percent of all water used by the Project will be recaptured, cleaned, and used by local pistachio growers for irrigation.

Contact Information

David Randall
Agency Name
County of Fresno Department of Public Works and Planning
Job Title
Sr. Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Joaquin
Cross Streets
South side of Kamm Avenue / one mile west of Highway 33
Total Acres
Parcel #
038-300-14S, 038-300-17S
State Highways
Interstate 5, State Rte. 33
California Aqueduct, various irrigation canals

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Agricultural Industry)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Septic System, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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