Use Permit Application No. PLN2022-0003 – FM Ingredients

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Stanislaus County
Document Title
Use Permit Application No. PLN2022-0003 – FM Ingredients
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Single-family dwelling, barn, agricultural storage building / General Agriculture (A-2-40) / Agriculture
Document Description
Request to establish an agricultural service establishment on a 39.64± acre parcel in the General Agriculture (A-2-40) zoning district. The proposal includes installation of micronutrient mineral batching equipment consisting of loadout and receiving elevators, and conveyors, within an existing 125,000± square-foot agricultural storage building, and construction of three prefabricated steel receiving feed silo tanks for the purpose of mixing nutrients for incorporation into dairy feed. The height of the proposed silos will be up to 52± feet tall. The facility will be owned, operated by, and serve a small group of dairymen and industry professionals within Stanislaus County, as well as dairies within surrounding counties, for the purpose of decreasing internal costs and to mix mineral blends to serve the needs of each individual dairy. The two-week referral previously circulated for the project indicated the project site was improved with one single-family dwelling, barn, and a 125,000± square-foot agricultural storage building; however, the barn indicated on-site also contains an area converted into a single-family dwelling. Additionally, there is an unpermitted office and restroom within the agricultural storage building. The property was formerly a dairy operation; however, the use of the dairy has ceased on the property. The project site is not currently planted, but receives irrigation water from an on-site deep well. The facility will be mostly automated and will operate with a maximum of three employees, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., seven days a week, year-round. Up to five truck trips and customer trips will occur daily, with the customers consisting of the ownership group who will pick up the mineral mix to be incorporated into dairy feed off-site. An employee restroom is located within the existing agricultural storage building. The site is served by a private well and on-site wastewater treatment system. Drainage is proposed to be handled on-site via overland runoff. The facility and related traffic will take access off County-maintained Hilmar Road via a proposed 20-foot all-weather driveway.

Contact Information

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


Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Hogin Rd and S. Central Ave
Total Acres
Parcel #
San Joaquin River

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 Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), 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), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 10, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, 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
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 125000, Acres 2.75, Employees 3)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


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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