Oro Grande Cement Plant EMSW Conversion Facility


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Bernardino County
Document Title
Oro Grande Cement Plant EMSW Conversion Facility
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Document Description
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.

Contact Information

Patrick Egle
Agency Name
San Bernardino County Department of Public Works
Job Title
Planner III
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Catalina Fernandez-Moores
Agency Name
CalPortland Company
Job Title
Environmental Manager
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Bernardino
Southern California, Unincorporated
State Highways
I-15, SR 18, SR 58

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, 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
Development Types
Industrial (This project is adding to an existing disturbed Cement Plant)(Sq. Ft. 15000, Acres 966, Employees 1)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
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
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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