Elk Hills Blue Hydrogen Project by Lone Cypress Energy Services, LLC

Summary

SCH Number
2024021142
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Elk Hills Blue Hydrogen Project by Lone Cypress Energy Services, LLC
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
Agricultural Land/Zoning: A (Exclusive Agriculture)/General Plan: 8.4 (Mineral Petroleum)
Document Description
The Elk Hills Blue Hydrogen Project would include the construction and operation of a hydrogen processing plant that will produce 65 Metric Tonnes (MT) per day of liquid hydrogen to be used as a low-carbon fuel alternative. Implementation of the project as proposed includes the following requests: a) General Plan Amendment No. 4, Map 119 to amend the Land Use Element of Kern County General Plan from a map code designation of Mineral Petroleum (8.4) to Heavy Industrial (7.3) on approximately 32 acres. b) Zoning Classification Change No. 6, Map 119 to change the existing Zone Classification from Exclusive Agriculture (A) to Heavy Industrial, Precise Development Combining District (M-3 PD) on approximately 32 acres. c) Precise Development Plan No. 1, Map 119 to allow for the development and operation of a hydrogen facility (A.40.020.E) on the approximate 32-acre project site in an M-3 PD zone district. d) Parcel Map Waiver No. 4-23 proposing the division of a 1,286.52-acre parcel of record into three separate parcels consisting of a: (1) 43.89-acre parcel; (2) 40.00-acre gross parcel; and (3) 1,202.63-acre gross parcel. The 32-acre project site will be located on the 40.-acre gross parcel.

Contact Information

Name
Jamal Ferguson
Agency Name
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Job Title
Planner I
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Unincorporated Area
Counties
Kern
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Elk Hills Road and Skyline Road
Zip
93313
Total Acres
32
Parcel #
158-090-19
State Highways
N/A
Railways
N/A
Airports
N/A
Schools
N/A
Waterways
n
Township
30S
Range
23E
Section
35
Base
MDB&M

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 Justice, Attorney General's Office, California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Conservation (DOC)
Development Types
Other (Hydrogen Production)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Site Plan, Rezone, Parcel Map Waiver
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, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, 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
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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