PLN2021-003 - John Brasil Dairy

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Stanislaus County
Document Title
PLN2021-003 - John Brasil Dairy
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Confined animal facility, cropland, rural residences (incl. employee housing), and accessory structures / General Agriculture (A-2-40)
Document Description
Request to expand the herd of an existing dairy facility located on three parcels across a total of 135.5± acres, in the General Agriculture (A-2-40) zoning district. The applicant proposes to expand the herd from 442 mature cows to 1,500 mature cows, consisting of primarily milk cows and no dry cows. Under this request, the applicant also proposes to increase support stock number from 600 to 1,200. The increase to support stock will consist of 400 heifers 7-14 months old; 400 heifers 4-8 months old; and 400 calves 4-6 months old. Additionally, the applicant proposes to construct a 10,140± square-foot free stall barn on APN 058-016-016, corrals totaling 5± acres in area on APN 058-015-012, and a new wastewater pond 1.3± acres in size on APN 058-015-008. The applicant anticipates an increase of 2,184± cubic feet of additional manure per day generated on the facility from the proposed herd expansion for a total of 3,866± cubic feet of manure per day. Nutrients produced from the herd will be utilized to fertilize approximately 72± acres of irrigated cropland located across the project site. Hours of operation are 24-hours a day, seven days a week. There is a single-family dwelling developed on APN 058-016-016 and three single-family dwellings on APN 058-015-012 for a total of four single-family dwellings, which are occupied by employees and their families. There are currently four employees; the proposed request is not expected to increase the number of employees. All four existing employees live on-site; no additional housing is proposed as part of this request. The applicant does not anticipate any customers on-site. The dairy currently receives three visits for tallow and veterinary services every two weeks, and a total of four milk and feed truck trips per day. The proposed request is expected to increase the number of feed truck trips by one for a combined total of five milk and feed truck trips per day as part of this request; no increase to the current milk truck trips or visitors are proposed. The existing facility is currently improved with 125,447± square feet of dairy and residential building space and 20.5± acres of corrals, storage ponds, and feed storage. The site is served by private wells and septic system and has access to County-maintained W Linwood Avenue and S Mitchell Road.

Contact Information

Teresa McDonald
Agency Name
Stanislaus County Planning and Community Development
Job Title
Associate Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
W Linwood Rd
Total Acres
135.5± acres
Parcel #
058-016-016, 058-015-012 and 058-015-008
TID Lower Lat. No. 4 ½ and No. 5, and Ceres Main Canal

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 Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Other (Confined Animal Facility )
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality, Hydrology/Water Quality


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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