The project applicant is proposing to construct and operate a micro mill facility and associated infrastructure necessary to produce rebar from scrap metal (e.g., shredded automobiles, appliances, structural and sheet metal, and other pre-processed steel bundles) through various recycling processes. Development would include an approximate 475,800 square-foot steel mill facility with an additional 51,221 square feet of accessory buildings and structures, for a total of 527,021 square feet, as well as an approximate 63-acre accessory solar array on 174 total acres of privately owned land. Outdoor storage for scrap materials and staging is proposed as part of the project.
Implementation of the project as proposed includes the following requests:
• General Plan Amendment No. 3, Map No. 213
o From Map Code 8.5 (Resource Management) to 7.3 (Heavy Industrial), or a more restrictive map code designation
• Zone Change Case No. 62, Map No. 213
o From zone classification A-1 (Limited Agriculture) to M-3 PD (Heavy Industrial - Precise Development Combining) on approximately 174 acres
• Approval for Precise Development Plan No. 3, Map No. 213
o To allow for the construction and operation of an approximate 475,800 square-foot steel mill facility with an additional 51,221 square feet of accessory buildings and structures, for a total of 527,021 square feet, as well as an approximate 63-acre accessory solar array on 174 total acres.
• Approval for Zone Variance No. 24, Map No. 213
o To allow for a reduction in the required number parking spaces from 993 spaces to 246 spaces.
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (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 Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), 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, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Industrial (63-acre accessory solar)(Sq. Ft. 527021, Acres 174, Employees 436)
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Rezone, Zone Variance
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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