West Coast Waste Co., Inc. Fresno Renewable Energy Station

Summary

SCH Number
2021080094
Lead Agency
City of Fresno
Document Title
West Coast Waste Co., Inc. Fresno Renewable Energy Station
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Heavy Industrial
Document Description
Conditional Use Permit (CUP) Application No. P18-03189 proposes to amend the prior CUP No. 15-030 by adding a Biomass Cogeneration Plant (BCP), and a wood pellet mill to the existing West Coast Waste Material Recovery Facility (MRF) Currently the MRF accepts 1,500 TPD of clean (pre-sorted) and green organic materials, wood waste, and wood chipping suitable for recycled use by others. Some of this material cannot be recycled and must be disposed at a local landfill. The Project will divert a maximum of 200 TPD of this waste organic and wood material from disposal at a local landfill and will instead be utilized as feedstock in the new BCP. This BCP will generate renewable electricity via a fully enclosed gasification/combustion process to create steam to run a turbine generator. The turbine will generate approximately five (5) MW, of which 1.2 to 2.0 megawatts (MW) will be used to offset grid power used by the new process and to power new electric grinders. The remaining 3 MW will be sold to PG&E through an interconnection at the north edge of the site on South Golden State Frontage Road.

Contact Information

Name
Phillip Siegrist
Agency Name
City of Fresno
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Fresno
Counties
Fresno
Cross Streets
South side of East North Avenue, between South Cedar Avenue and South Golden State Boulevard, in
Zip
93725
Total Acres
2.1 acres
Parcel #
330-060-49S & -42

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 25500, Acres 2.1, Employees 46)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Fiscal Impacts, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, 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

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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