Conditional Use Permit NO. 21-01 (Central Valley Meat Company)

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021050342
Lead Agency
Kings County
Document Title
Conditional Use Permit NO. 21-01 (Central Valley Meat Company)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
A portion of the property has been utilized as a beef boning and slaughtering operation since 1990 and a portion of the property has been utilized as commercial farming.
Document Description
A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) No. 1528 was approved by the Kings County Planning Commission on February 5, 1990 which authorized the subject property to be used as a beef boning and slaughtering operation by Central Valley Meat Company (CVMC). Currently, CVMC has a slaughter capacity of 2,000 head per day. This capacity will not change after this project is complete. Byproducts are currently delivered to Baker Commodities in Kerman, California. Due to the expected closure of the Darling Rendering Plant, CVMC has sought to both vertically integrate its processes on the Kings County site and increase the amount of value-added products it can offer utilizing its raw rendering materials generated on-site. The nature of the proposed operation will consist of an enclosed meat rendering facility, a new pet food facility, along with support facilities at the existing CVMC facility. The proposed meat rendering facility is intended to primarily service the needs of two existing beef processing plants (CVMC and Harris Ranch) as well as the expanded processing capacity at CVMC which is also being proposed as part of this project application. Additionally, the rendering plant will be designed and constructed to accept other regional beef suppliers. CVMC currently has 900 regular employees and 11 USDA inspectors. Phase 1 will add 65 additional employees and Phase 2 will add 125 additional employees for a total of 1,101 employees. Currently CVMC has 672 parking spaces on site. With Phase 1 the project will add 374 parking spaces and Phase 2 will add 85 spaces for a total of 1,131 parking spaces. Project Description CVMC’s CUP No. 21-01, proposes the following in two (2) phases: • Phase 1 o Construction of a 46,298 square foot (sf) rendering plant, designed to process 10,497,450 pounds of raw material per week and produce 2,055,339 pounds of tallow and 2,983,294 pounds of meat and bone meal. Raw material will be from byproducts of 2,000 head per day from CVMC and 2,500 head per day from Harris Ranch Beef Company and other west coast packers. o Construction of a 106,755 sf Livestock Canopy over existing cattle holding pens. o Expansion of existing cooler facility by 4,687 sf to provide better chilling of carcass beef. o Construction of scale house and guard shacks accessory structures. o Construction of a 28,080-sf hide building to process 3,000 hides per day. o Construction of a 20,000-sf pet food facility to produce 100,000 pounds of pet treats per day. o Construction of a 5,600-sf truck wash building. o Removal and construction of paving for automobile and truck parking and circulation purposes. . Impermeable surfaces will increase by approximately 1,868,000 square feet. o Construction of drainage retention pond to handle approximately 20 acre-feet (af) of rainfall runoff, excavated to a depth of approximately 15 feet below ground surface (bgs). o Construction of two brine evaporation ponds for wastewater treatment, sized to store approximately 1.0 MG each, excavated to 6 feet bgs. Wastewater generation will increase by approximately 657,689 gallons per week and will be discharged to industrial waste as part of existing CVMC Water Discharge Requirements (WDR). o Construction of a non-retail fueling station with five (5) fueling positions serving red (not for highway use) diesel (7,000 gallons), B20 biodiesel (12,000 gallons), and diesel exhaust fluid (3,000 gallons), all stored in aboveground tanks. o Construction of a new access drive to both phases of development from Hanford-Armona Road to the south. Existing access from Third Street will be maintained. o Phase 1 will add 65 additional employees and will add 374 parking spaces. o Installation of an electric power substation facility consisting of substation transformers, switches, metering and a power control building. The facility will be fed from Utility power transmission lines. The location of this connection and transmission line extension will be per the Utility. The power substation facility is required to provide adequate electrical power supply to the facility for full build out. • Phase 2 o Construction of a two-story, 103,482 sf process expansion building to consolidate production capacity of ground beef, portion control, and other bulk and case ready items from aff facilities in Selma and Los Angeles. The raw material for this process will come from CVMC, Harris Ranch Beef Company and other mid-western meatpackers. This expansion does not require additional slaughter capacity at CVMC. o Construction of a new approximately 187,000 sf freezer/cooler building. o Phase 2 will add 125 additional employees and Phase 2 will add 85 parking spaces. o Installation of an electric power substation facility consisting of substation transformers, switches, metering and a power control building. The facility will be fed from Utility power transmission lines. The location of this connection and transmission line extension will be per the Utility. The power substation facility is required to provide adequate electrical power supply to the facility for full build out.

Contact Information

Name
Chuck Kinney
Agency Name
Kings County Community Development Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Counties
Kings
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
3rd Street and 8 3/4 Avenue AND Hanford Armona Road and 8 1/2 Avenue
Zip
93230
Total Acres
125.8
Jobs
193
Parcel #
016-060-012, 014 and 024
State Highways
Highway 43 and Highway 198
Railways
SJVRR, BNSF
Airports
Hanford Municipal Airport
Schools
Kit Carson, Lincoln, JFK, Shelly Baird, Lee Richmond, EFJ
Waterways
None
Township
18S
Range
22E
Section
32
Base
MDBM

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 407903, Acres 125.8, Employees 193)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Economics/Jobs, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), 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

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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