A Coastal Development Permit and Special Permit to authorize the redevelopment of the decommissioned Freshwater Tissue Samoa Pulp Mill facility in order to construct a land-based finfish recirculating aquaculture system (RAS) facility including a three to five-megawatt (3-5 MW) photovoltaic solar panel array covering approximately 690,000 square feet of the facility roofs. The Project will be conducted in two phases and is comprised of the following activities: demolition of existing pulp mill infrastructure; soil contamination remediation; ground densification; aquaculture facility construction; decommission of an existing leach field and connection to the Samoa wastewater treatment system for Phase 2. A total of five (5) buildings will be constructed with a combined footprint of 766,530 square feet. The height of the tallest proposed building is 60 feet. The project will include ancillary support features such as paved parking, fire access roads, security fencing, and stormwater management features. The applicant is proposing to raise Atlantic Salmon, subject to approval from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Existing onsite water service supplied by the Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District would be connected to the new buildings for potable use, fire sprinklers, and irrigation. Saltwater would be supplied by existing sea chest infrastructure operated by the Harbor District, and will be upgraded. The upgrades will be evaluated in the EIR, as well as improvement to the fire supression system on the RMT II site. Treated wastewater would be discharged utilizing the existing Redwood Marine Terminal II ocean outfall pipe. The Project Site is located on a former pulp mill site that remains an active Brownfield site (Regional Water Quality Control Board case no. 1NHU892), which includes Geotracker Field Points as shown in the EnviroStar and Geotracker online databases. The Project is located 1,000 feet east of the Samoa Solid Waste Disposal Site (SWDS). This project is located in the Samoa area, east of Vance Avenue, approximately 2,000 feet north from the intersection of Vance Avenue and Bay Street, on the property known as 364 Vance Avenue.
Industrial (Aquaculture facility)(Sq. Ft. 766530, Acres 36, Employees 150)
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (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, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW)
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California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW)
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