Miles Chemical


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Madera
Document Title
Miles Chemical
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Industrial (I); Industrial (I)
Document Description
The Miles Chemical Company Development Project (Project) proposes to expand upon the existing industrial use located on the 7.24-acre site at Assessor’s Parcel Numbers (APNs) 009-350-031 and 009-350-032. The site is located on the north side of Pecan Avenue between South Pine Street and Road 25 in the I (Industrial) zone district with an I (Industrial) General Plan land use designation (See Figure 2-3). The existing site includes a 6,000 square foot (sqft) food grade building, a 5,472 sqft office building, and 7,200 sqft of canopy structures. The Project includes Site Plan Review (SPR) 2020-04 MOD, a request to construct additional warehousing, operational buildings, buildings canopy structures, chemical tank containment structures, as well as other site improvements, as outlined below, and reflected in Figure 2-4 and Figure 2-5. Previous permits for the site have included the elimination of canopy structures and the realignment of the existing rail spur on the northern boundary of the site. Conditional Use Permit (CUP) 2020-07 MOD would facilitate the expansion of the use on-site and combine previous approvals under CUP 2020-06 and CUP 2020-07 under one conditional use permit. The Project would result in an expanded Miles Chemicals Company facility that would allow for the storage, blending, repackaging, and transport of liquid and dry products for use by food, agriculture, drinking water, and wastewater industry customers and the allowance for outdoor storage of chemicals and related equipment. Operation would include the storage, blending, loading, and shipment of Class 3, 8, and 9 hazardous materials including Citric Acid, Calcium Chloride, Sorbitol, Sodium Hypochlorite, Potassium Hydroxide, Sodium Hydroxide, Hydrochloric Acid, Sulfuric Acid, Urea solution, Acetone, and Isopropyl Alcohol. During operation the site would accept deliveries from both trucks entering the site from Pecan Avenue, and rail deliveries from the railway that runs east and west on the northern end of the Project site. Chemical tanks used on-site during operation of the facility are required to meet safety standards set by the State of California. The tanks will be designed in such a manner to limit chemical spillage to the highest extent possible. The Project would include the construction of tank containment structures made of reinforced concrete, reaching heights of 38 inches, with the ability to contain spillage amounts through a dry sump system integrated into the designated loading and unloading areas. Buildout of the proposed Project would be completed in two phases. Project activities evaluated in this initial study include the following: • Construction of a 57,985 sqft warehouse building • Construction of a 10,125 sqft “flammables” building • Expansion of the existing “food grade” building by 2,052 sqft • Construction of a 600 sqft equipment building • Construction of a 2,700 sqft blending canopy • Construction of a new loading dock at the existing canopy to service the main warehouse • Construction of a loading dock at the flammables building • Construction of a Peroxide tanks containment structure of 1,056 sqft Construction of an acid tanks containment structure of 2,567 sqft • Construction of a base tanks containment structure of 2,567 sqft • Construction of a flammable tanks containment structure of 2,784 sqft • Construction of a miscellaneous tanks containment structure of 2,394 sqft • Construction of truck loading/unloading containment areas for each tank storage containment structure • Concrete paved areas for truck circulation • Installation of a truck scale • Reconfiguring of the existing drainage basin to be approximately 0.63 acres in total size

Contact Information

Adam Klier
Agency Name
City of Madera - Planning Department
Job Title
Assistant Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
West Pecan Avenue and Road 25
Total Acres

Notice of Completion

Development Types
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 84830, Acres 7.24, Employees 21)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit
Project Issues
Hazards & Hazardous Materials
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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