CalPortland is seeking identification of acceptance, storage, and use of Engineered Municipal Solid Waste (EMSW) at its existing Oro Grande Cement Plant (Plant) in the Countywide Integrated Waste Management Plan non-disposal Siting Element (Siting Element). CalPortland’s objective is to utilize the EMSW because of its economics, reliability, and benefit of reducing carbon emissions. The use of EMSW reduces the Plant’s carbon footprint by reducing the need to use coal and natural gas in the manufacturing of cement. The EMSW would be used as a supplemental/alternate fuel for the facility’s rotary kiln by feeding material into the kiln and/or the preheater. The facility’s identification within the Siting Element is required for the Local Enforcement Agency to review and issue necessary permits. The Mojave Desert Air Quality Management District has already issued CalPortland an Authority To Construct and Title V Significant Permit Modification for the EMSW Conversion Facility, finding there will be no net increase in emissions from the Project.
EMSW will be stored within the Plant's boundaries in a separately permitted building expected to be in operation for the life of the plant operations as shown in Figure 3. Alternatively, EMSW will be temporarily stored within the enclosed trailers it is delivered in, parked onsite in the location of the Alternative Fuels Storage Hall, until loaded directly into the fueling system.
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), 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, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Industrial (This project is adding to an existing disturbed Cement Plant)(Sq. Ft. 15000, Acres 966, Employees 1)
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Solid Waste, Tribal Cultural Resources
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