Environmental Evaluation Committee

Agenda | Regular Meeting

March 23, 2023 @ 1:30 PM



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


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 March 23, 2023 at 1:30 p.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 940 Main Street, El Centro, to review the below-mentioned projects: 


Assessment #21-0035: Applicant: True North Renewable Energy, LLC has submitted Specific Plan #21-0002, Zone Change #21-0007, Conditional Use Permit #21-0019, Lot Merger #00150, Variance #21-0003 and Initial Study #21-00035. Applicant is proposing to construct, operate, and maintain the True North Organics Renewable Energy Facility (Project or Proposed Project), a High Solids Anaerobic Digestion (HSAD) facility with incidental advanced composting for the management and processing of residential, commercial, and industrial organic food and green material. Renewable energy generated through the HSAD process would be in the form of renewable natural gas, which could be directly injected into the pipeline system. The Project consists of four parcels, of which three are proposed to undergo a Zone Change to accommodate the Proposed Project’s activities under a proposed Conditional Use Permit (CUP). Parcels will be merged by way of a Lot Merger to meet the Project’s acreage requirements; in addition, a Variance will be requested to accommodate the height of a digester necessary for the Project’s activity. Lastly, the applicant is seeking an amendment to the Mesquite Lake Specific Plan to alter the land use designation from Medium Industrial to Heavy Industrial to allow for the Anaerobic Digester, as well as a text amendment to further clarify the anaerobic and composting processes.


The project site is located at 194 E Harris Road, Brawley, CA, 92227, on property identified as Assessor Parcel Number 040-360-036, 037, 038 and 039-000, and are legally described as Parcels 1, 2, 3 and 4 as shown on Parcel Map No. 02372, in the County of Imperial, State of California, recorded April 17, 2007 in Book 12 of Parcel Maps at Page 99 of said County. (Supervisorial District #5) Diana Robinson, Planning Division Manager (442) 265-1736, extension 1751 or by email at dianarobinson@co.imperial.ca.us


(Information Item Only) Assessment #23-0003 Applicant: Imperial Irrigation District (IID) has submitted Conditional Use Permit #23-0002 for the Clubhouse Plot Study Water Well project. The proposed IID water well project site comprises approximately 254 acres and is located at 2902 Crystal Lake Ave. Salton City. The NE¼ of the NE1/4 of the NW1/4 and the NE ¼ of the SE1/4 of Section 5, T10S R10E. APN: 008-010-006-000. The proposed use includes converting four (4) test wells into water supply wells for irrigation of vegetation-based dust control. Construction activities associated with the completion of the test wells were permitted under separate approved construction permits for testing purposes only. The total amount of acre-feet of water per year is 63 acre feet for the four (4) wells. (Supervisorial District #4), [David Black, Planner] at (442) 265-1736, extension 1746 or by email at davidblack@co.imperial.ca.us].


Jim Minnick, Chairman

Environmental Evaluation Committee

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