Use Permit Application No. PLN2021-0104 - Kooistra Dairy, Hultberg Road

Summary

SCH Number
2021120032
Lead Agency
Stanislaus County
Document Title
Use Permit Application No. PLN2021-0104 - Kooistra Dairy, Hultberg Road
Document Type
CON - Early Consultation
Received
Present Land Use
Confined animal facility, cropland, rural residences (incl. employee housing), and accessory structures
Document Description
Request to expand the herd of an existing dairy facility located on a 19.11± acre parcel in the General Agricultural (A-2-40) zoning district. The applicant proposes to expand the heard from 431 to 1,000 mature cows, which includes an increase of 425 milk and 139 dry cows. No increase in support stock is proposed, no support stock will be onsite under this request. The applicant proposes to construct one new 14,352 square-foot free stall barn for animal housing. The applicant anticipates an increase of 1,156 cubic feet of additional manure per day generated from the proposed herd expansion, for a total of 2,56 cubic feet of manure per day. Nutrients produced from the herd will be used to fertilize irrigated cropland on parcels located in both Stanislaus and Merced Counties to the southeast of the existing dairy operation owned by the property owner as well as one parcel located to the southeast of the dairy that is not owned by the dairy property owner. Hours of operation are 20-24 hours per day, seven days a week. There are currently two single-family dwellings onsite; one of which is used for one employee. There are currently five employees on a maximum shift. The proposed request is expected to decrease the number of employees by one for a total of four employees on a maximum shift. No additional housing is proposed as part of this request; no additional employees are proposed to live onsite. The applicant does not anticipate any customers onsite. The dairy currently receives five truck trips for tallow, feed and veterinary services every two weeks, and a total of two milk truck trips per day. The proposed request is expected to increase the number of feed truck trips from one to three per week, and decrease milk truck trips from two to one per day for a new combined total of nine truck trips for tallow, feed and veterinary services every two weeks, and one milk truck trip per day. The existing facility is currently improved with 85,153 square-feet of dairy and residential building space and approximately 6.49-acres of dry manure storage area, feed storage and storage ponds. The project site is served by private well and septic system, and has access by way of Hultberg Road, a County-maintained road.

Contact Information

Name
Emily Basnight
Agency Name
Stanislaus County Planning and Community Development
Job Title
Assistant Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Turlock
Counties
Stanislaus
Regions
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Between Ehrlich Road and Bradbury Road
Zip
95380
Total Acres
124
Parcel #
057-017-005
Waterways
TID Lower Lat. No. 5 1/2
Township
6
Range
10
Section
5
Base
MDB&M

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, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), 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 Resources Recycling and Recovery, 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 San Joaquin River Conservancy (SJRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, 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
N/A

Attachments

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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