True North Organics Renewable Energy Facility


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
True North Organics Renewable Energy Facility
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Zoning: ML I-2 RE & ML I-3-RE General Plan: Mesquite Lake Specific Plan - Medium and Heavy Industrial
Document Description
The True North Organics Renewable Energy Facility Project is a high solids anaerobic digestion (HSAD) facility with incidental advanced composting for the management and processing of residential, commercial, and industrial organic waste and green material. The Project would provide organics processing infrastructure and organic materials diversion from regional landfills and generate renewable energy through the HSAD process. The Project includes a Specific Plan Amendment, Zone Change, Conditional Use Permit, Lot Merger and Variance.

Contact Information

Thomas Strand
Agency Name
Chambers Group
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Frank Lauro
Agency Name
True North Renewable Energy, LLC
Job Title
Director of Project Development
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Diana Robinson
Agency Name
Imperial County Planning & Development Services
Job Title
Planning Division Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Harris Road & Old Highway 111
Total Acres
Parcel #
040-360-036, 040-360-037, 040-360-038, and 040-360-039
State Highways
Old Highway 111
Union Pacific Railroad

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, 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, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), Department of Toxic Substances Control
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), Department of Toxic Substances Control
Development Types
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 850000, Acres 75.21, Employees 50), Other (Anaerobic Digester, Natural Gas, 3,240 mscf/d)
Local Actions
Rezone, Use Permit, Specific Plan Amendment, Lot Merger
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, 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
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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