Use Permit Application No. PLN2021-0102 - Darling Ingredients, Inc.

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Stanislaus County
Document Title
Use Permit Application No. PLN2021-0102 - Darling Ingredients, Inc.
Document Type
CON - Early Consultation
Present Land Use
Animal rendering facility, wastewater ponds, row-crops / General Agriculture (A-2-40) / Agriculture
Document Description
Request to expand an existing legal non-conforming (LNC) animal rendering plant located within a 9± acre portion of a 74± acre parcel in the General Agriculture (A-2-40) zoning district. The existing facility consists of approximately 63,623± square feet of structures, tanks, silos, and pipelines, which serve to render beef and poultry animal byproduct, which consists of carcasses, offal, fat, and bone into useable products such as: gelatin, edible fats, feed-grade fats, animal proteins and meals, plasma, pet food ingredients, organic fertilizers, fuel feedstocks, and yellow grease. This request proposes to increase the permitted daily processing throughput from 1,650,000 pounds per day to 1,850,000 pounds per day; construct a new single-story, approximately 25 feet tall, 2,160± square-foot loadout building, which will serve to ship out finished segregated products; construct an 800± square-foot addition to the boiler structure, which cooks down the byproducts by eliminating moisture and separating fats from proteins; install approximately 10,700± square feet of new exterior equipment consisting of silos, fat tanks, to improve processing efficiency and the existing odor abatement system; and provide flexibility for future expansion by proposing an additional 30% increase in structural footprint consisting of a 23,300± square-foot shell building for future utilization. At the time the facility proposes to expand in the future, a Staff Approval Permit will be required to specify the proposed use of the shell structure. The facility is currently regulated by the Stanislaus County Department of Environmental Resources as a Public Water System (PWS) and the site is served by on-site wells for domestic water purposes and an on-site wastewater treatment system for wastewater service. All vehicular traffic to the site takes access off South Carpenter Road via a paved and gated driveway. The facility operates 24 hours per day, seven days per week, year-round with approximately 52 employees working at this location. A maximum shift consists of 12 employees, and minimum shift of six. The requested improvements are anticipated to add up to 10 additional employees for the maximum shift. The facility currently has approximately 140 one-way truck trips (70 round trips) and proposes an increase of 18 additional one-way trips (nine round trips) per day.

Contact Information

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


Crows Landing
Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
W. Main Street & S. Carpenter Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
San Joaquin River; TID Lateral No. 5

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), 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 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, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, 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
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 98423, Acres 74, Employees 62)
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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