S. Stamoules, Inc, Pistachio Processing Facility Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fresno County
Document Title
S. Stamoules, Inc, Pistachio Processing Facility Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
S. Stamoules Inc. (Project Applicant) proposes to build a pistachio hulling, processing, and packing facility on a 98-acre portion of a 316.2-acre parcel located in western Fresno County, 8 miles southwest of the City of Mendota. Trucks carrying pistachios from the Project Applicant’s orchards would deposit their load on a conveyor belt system that would transport the pistachios through different sections of the proposed facility that include a huller building, a gas-powered dryer area, a drive-over dump pit area, and an area with storage silos which are proposed to be 50 feet in height. Additionally, the processed water from the facility will be conveyed via existing subsurface piping to irrigate approximately 3,740 acres of agricultural land owned by the owner and are located approximately two to six miles to the northeast of the project site located on the northwest corner of S. Newcomb Avenue and W. Muscat Avenue approximately 9.7 mile south of the City of Firebaugh. The proposed project would be implemented in four phases, and each phase would include the construction and addition of buildings, working areas and equipment to increase the capacity of the project site. Phase I of the project would include the construction of a 16,893 square-foot huller building, an approximately 5,608 square-foot drive-over dumping pit area, and an approximately 3,900 square-foot pre-cleaning area. Ten 8 by 29 feet dryers and 18 52- by 52-foot galvanized steel silos, each of 2,200,000-pound capacity, would be added to the project site west of the proposed huller building under Phase I of the proposed project. Phase II of the project would include the construction of a 155,169-square-foot processing building for pistachios. Phase III of the project would include the installation of processing, sorting, and packing equipment in the pistachio processing building, as well as the construction of twelve additional silos and the installation of ten additional dryer units. Finally, Phase IV of the project would include the construction of a second 16,893-square-foot huller building, an additional drive-over dumping pit area and pre-cleaning area, and the construction and installation of 30 additional silos and 20 dryer units.

Contact Information

Ejaz Ahmad
Agency Name
County of Fresno
Job Title
Planner III
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Consulting Firm


Southern California
Cross Streets
Northwest corner of S. Newcomb Avenue and Annedale Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways

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, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, 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 Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Commercial (Sq. Ft. 13773672, Acres 316.2, Employees 14)
Local Actions
Site Plan, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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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