Minor Modification No. MM23-012 to Conditional Use Permit No. CUP12-005 - Vierra Dairy – Dairy Digester


SCH Number
Public Agency
Merced County
Document Title
Minor Modification No. MM23-012 to Conditional Use Permit No. CUP12-005 - Vierra Dairy – Dairy Digester
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project proposes to construct, install, and operate an anaerobic dairy digester and necessary infrastructure accessory to an existing dairy facility for wastewater management, biogas production, and biogas collection. The necessary infrastructure includes the lining and covering of a new pond on-site, to standards required by the Regional Water Quality Board (RWQCB). This also includes a sand trap and dairy biogas conditioning plant.

Contact Information

Ethan Her
Agency Name
Merced County Community and Economic Development Department, Planning Division
Job Title
Planner I
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
West Geer Avenue and North Washington Road
Parcel #
Other Location Info
Located on the south side of West Geer Avenue, approximately 0.25 miles west of North Washington Road in the Hilmar area, identified as Assessor’s Parcel Number 045-190-077.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15311 ("Accessory Structures")
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves establishing a dairy digester accessory to an existing dairy facility. The project does not involve an expansion or intensification of the dairy use or structures in terms of the area and space occupied by the dairy; or an increase in the number animals. On-site employees, business or production output, and daily vehicle traffic for the dairy would not change.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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