Morning Star Packing Plant Facility Upgrades Project

Summary

SCH Number
2024020496
Lead Agency
County of Merced, Department of Community and Economic Development
Document Title
Morning Star Packing Plant Facility Upgrades Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Industrial
Document Description
The Morning Star Packing Company is requesting a land use development permit (Major Modification No. MM22-013 to Administrative Application No. AA98-030) to allow for the construction and operation of an approximately 15,000-square-foot cafeteria and break room building, installation of an additional multi-effect evaporator, and the installation of a 5-MW natural gas turbine generator to supply power to all on-site facilities. The project would also include relocation of an employee parking area from its current location to an existing unpaved area on-site. The overall purpose of the project is to improve working conditions for on-site employees, and improve overall resiliency of the processing plant operations.

Contact Information

Name
Tiffany Ho
Agency Name
County of Merced Community and Economic Development Department
Job Title
Deputy Director of Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Volta
Counties
Merced
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Volta Road and Grand Avenue
Zip
93635
Total Acres
31
Parcel #
081-060-093-000, 081-060-094
State Highways
152
Railways
Union Pacific Railroad
Airports
N/A
Schools
Volta Elementary School
Waterways
N/A
Township
10S
Range
10E
Other Location Info
The project site is located on the southeast corner of South Volta Road and South Ingomar Grade in the Volta area, identified as Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 081-060-093 and 081-060-094.The project site is designated as Agricultural and Industrial land use in the General Plan and zoned A-1 (General Agricultural) and M-2 (General Manufacturing).

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 10 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), 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, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation
Development Types
Industrial (Cafeteria, evaporator, generator)(Sq. Ft. 15000, Acres 31, Employees 7)
Local Actions
Use Permit
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

Attachments

Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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