Cargill Mixed Sea Salts Processing and Brine Discharge Project

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
East Bay Dischargers Authority
Document Title
Cargill Mixed Sea Salts Processing and Brine Discharge Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
On-site: Salt Harvesting/Refining and Production/Resource Production (RP); Off-site: Multiple
Document Description
The proposed project would enable the enhanced processing and removal of mixed sea salts (MSS) in existing ponds at the Cargill Solar Salt Facility in Newark, CA by harvesting additional liquid bittern from the MSS matrices in these ponds as commercial product, dissolving the residual MSS solids in the ponds using San Francisco Bay water, and transferring the resulting brine to EBDA's combined effluent pipeline for discharge into the Bay under EBDA's National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit. It is anticipated that the MSS brine would be discharged to the EBDA system at a rate of up to 2.0 million gallons per day over an approximate 10-year timeframe. The proposed project has an onsite component of pipelines and pumping facilities within the existing Solar Salt Facility and an offsite component that would involve construction of approximately 15.6 miles of new underground pipeline primarily within roadway rights-of-way to connect the Solar Salt Facility into EBDA's system just downstream of the Oro Loma Sanitary District/Castro Valley Sanitary District Water Pollution Control Plant in San Lorenzo.

Contact Information

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


Fremont, Hayward, Newark, Union City
Citywide, Countywide, San Francisco Bay Area, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Thornton Ave, SR 84, Paseo Padre Pkwy, Ardenwood Blvd, Union City Blvd, Hesperian Blvd, Industri
Total Acres
16-mi linear prj
Parcel #
State Highways
84, 92
UPRR, SamTrans
Hayward Executive Airport
San Francisco Bay, Old Alameda Creek, Alameda Creek Flood Control Channel

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (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 Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), 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, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), California State Lands Commission (SLC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), California State Lands Commission (SLC)
Development Types
Water Facilities (Brine Transport Pipeline)(Type Pipeline, MGD 2.0)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Recreation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
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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