Cargill Mixed Sea Salts Processing and Brine Discharge Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2022050436
Lead Agency
East Bay Dischargers Authority
Document Title
Cargill Mixed Sea Salts Processing and Brine Discharge Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Document Description
Cargill is proposing to enhance extraction of additional salts from the mixed sea salts (MSS) inventory stored at its Solar Salt Facility in Newark, CA. After harvesting additional product the residual MSS would be dissolved in San Francisco Bay (Bay) water to produce a brine that would be pumped into EBDA’s combined effluent conveyance system. Once in EBDA’s conveyance system, the brine would be blended with and further diluted by EBDA Member Agency effluent and then discharged back into the Bay at an average rate ranging from 0.9 million gallons per day (MGD) to 2 MGD, (taking approximately 20 to 10 years respectively), in accordance with EBDA’s National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Through this process, the volume of brine and precipitated salts stored in ponds adjacent to the Bay at the Solar Salt Facility would be reduced. The proposed project would involve construction of new pipelines and pumping facilities within Cargill’s Solar Salt Facility and construction of approximately 16 miles of new underground pipeline, primarily within roadway rights-of-way, to connect the Solar Salt Facility to EBDA’s outfall system on the site of the Oro Loma Sanitary District/Castro Valley Sanitary District Water Pollution Control Plant in the community of San Lorenzo.

Contact Information

Name
Jacqueline Zipkin
Agency Name
East Bay Dischargers Authority
Job Title
General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Andrea Shephard
Agency Name
Ascent Environmental
Job Title
Senior Project Manager
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Location

Cities
Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Union City
Counties
Alameda
Regions
Citywide, Countywide, San Francisco Bay Area, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Thornton Ave, SR 84, Ardenwood Blvd, Union City Blvd, Hesperian Blvd, SR 92, Grant Ave
Zip
94560
State Highways
SR 84, SR 92
Railways
UPRR, SamTrans
Airports
Hayward Executive Airport
Schools
multiple
Waterways
San Francisco Bay, Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel
Township
05W
Range
2W
Section
10
Base
MDB&M

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 Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC)
Development Types
Other (Brine Transport Pipeline)
Local Actions
Encroachment Permits
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End

Attachments

Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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