Lancaster Waste to Renewable Hydrogen Project (Conditional Use Permit No. 21-06)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Lancaster
Document Title
Lancaster Waste to Renewable Hydrogen Project (Conditional Use Permit No. 21-06)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Zoning - Heavy Industrial; General plan designation - Heavy Industrial
Document Description
The SG H2 Lancaster Holding Company LLC proposes to construct the Lancaster Waste to Renewable Hydrogen Facility (WTRH2) (Conditional Use Permit No. 21-06). The proposed project consists of the construction and operation of a facility that would produce hydrogen (H2) from unrecyclable mixed waste paper feedstock. The feedstock would be gasified (i.e., converted from a solid into a gas) to produce a H2-rich gas that would be further processed to reach 99.97 mole pure renewable H2. The facility would generate approximately 4,570 metric tons of H2 per year with a full production capacity of 13.1 metric tons of H2 per day. The H2 gas would be transported off-site in pressurized tube-trailer containers for use at H2 refueling stations throughout California. The refueling stations would dispense the H2 as a transportation fuel in motor vehicles. The project site is located on approximately 15 acres on the north side of Avenue M between 5th Street East and 6th Street East in the City of Lancaster, California. Specifically, the proposed project is located on Assessor Parcel Numbers (APNs) 3126-017-028, 3126-017-040, and 3126-017-039. The parcels are currently vacant/undeveloped and zoned Heavy Industrial (HI).

Contact Information

Jocelyn Swain
Agency Name
City of Lancaster
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Citywide, Countywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Avenue M, Avenue L-12, 5th Street East, 6th Street East
Total Acres
Parcel #
3126-017-028, 3126-017-040, 3126-017-039
State Highways
Palmdale Regional/Plant 42
Amargosa Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (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 Energy Commission, 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), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Development Types
Industrial (Renewable Hydrogen Fuel Project)(Sq. Ft. 89000, Acres 15, Employees 43), Other (Renewable Hydrogen Fuel Project )
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation
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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