Environmental Evaluation Committee

Agenda | Regular Meeting

January 14, 2021 @ 1:30 PM

Environmental Evaluation Committee Meeting Live Video/Audio Streaming Link: http://imperial.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2.

Through the guidance of our Public Health Officer, California Department of Public Health and the California Governor’s Office, in order to minimize the spread of the COVID-19 virus, we are following these recommendations: 1. You are strongly encouraged to listen to the live audio and video stream of the Environmental Evaluation Committee meetings at the link mentioned above. 2. Should you wish to provide public comment on a specific item on the agenda and/or general public comment, please submit your comment via email to the Environmental Evaluation Committee clerk at icpdscommentletters@co.imperial.ca.us no later than 2:00 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to the Environmental Evaluation Committee meeting. If you are planning to attend the Environmental Evaluation Committee meeting in person you will be required to maintain appropriate social distancing i.e. maintain a six-foot distance between yourself and other individuals. All supporting documentation is available for public review in the office of the Planning & Development Services Department located at 801 Main Street, El Centro, Ca. 92243 during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. Please remember to shut off all cell phones, or electronic devices upon entering the Board Chambers.

Pursuant to the requirements of the CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ACT (CEQA) and the County’s "RULES AND REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT CEQA" the Imperial County Environmental Evaluation Committee will meet on January 14, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 940 Main Street, El Centro, to review the below-mentioned project:

Assessment #19-0031: Pyramid Construction & Aggregates, Inc.: The applicant is proposing to amend existing operational Conditional Use Permit #16-0008 via Conditional Use Permit #19-0026 to construct and operate a portable asphalt batch plant on their existing, American Girl East mining site. This project is located on property legally further described as the portion of Section 19, Township 15 South, and Range 21 East; Assessor’s Parcel Number 050-320-031-000 (3737 American Girl Road, Winterhaven, CA), (Supervisorial District #5), Patricia Valenzuela, Planner IV at (442) 265-1736, extension 1749 or at PatriciaValenzuela@co.imperial.ca.us.

(Information Item Only) Assessment # 20-0014: Energy Source Mineral LLC (ALTiS) project: Energy-Source Minerals LLC (ES Minerals) is proposing to construct and operate a commercial lithium hydroxide production plant within the Salton Sea geothermal field in Imperial County (County), California (Project). This facility (ALTiS Plant) will process geothermal brine from the neighboring Hudson Ranch Power I Geothermal Plant (HR1) to produce lithium hydroxide, as well as zinc and manganese products, which would be sold commercially. The Project’s plant and facilities will be located at 477 West McDonald Road, Calipatria, California approximately 3.8 miles southwest of the community of Niland on three parcels privately owned by Hudson Ranch Power I (HR1) LLC in the County: APNs 020-100-025, 020-100-044, 020-100-046. Currently, the HR1 power plant exists within the northeast corner of the 65.12-acre parcel, APN 020-100-044 in an unincorporated area of the County of Imperial, California. Additionally, a scoping meeting will be held at the Planning & Development Services Department at 801 Main Street January 14, 2021 at 6:00pm for interested persons or agency to comment on this project. (Supervisorial District #2), David Black, Planner IV at (442) 265-1736, extension 1746 or at DavidBlack@co.imperial.ca.us.

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