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Posted by: thepinetree on 05/10/2017 07:13 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 05/10/2017 07:13 PM
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Notice Of Intent To Adopt A Mitigated Negative Declaration For A Woody Biomass Power Facility

San Andreas, CA...NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION. Lead Agency: Calaveras County Planning Department, 891 Mountain Ranch Rd., San Andreas, CA 95249. Project Description: 2015-011 Administrative Use Permit – Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions (CHIPS) Woody Biomass-Fired Combined Heat and Power Project The proposed project is a community-scale 3 megawatt (MW) biomass combined heat and power facility. The facility is designed to create electricity, heat, and biochar through gasification of woody biomass feedstock primarily collected from forest-sourced biomass. Biomass feedstock will be converted to a conditioned (cleaned) producer gas (gas) in the gasifier, and the gas is used in an internal combustion engine to run a generator to make electricity. The electricity is intended to be sold to Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) on their distribution-level circuit. Major pieces of equipment to support this operation are expected to be: a feedstock drying system, gasifiers and their respective gas conditioning systems, internal combustion engine generator sets, a standby flare device, biochar storage, dry biomass storage, a truck scale, a fork lift, and a front loader.




Project Location: At the eastern edge of the Calaveras County Water District West Point facility. Site access is from an unnamed road off of North Railroad Flat Road, just west of Blizzard Mine Road, Wilseyville. APN 12-011-014, T06N, R13E, Sec. 14.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Calaveras County Planning Department has prepared a Mitigated Negative Declaration, pursuant to the requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), for the above described project.

PUBLIC REVIEW PERIOD: A 30 day public review period for the Negative Declaration will commence on May 10, 2017 through June 9, 2017 for interested individuals and public agencies to submit written comments on the document. Any written comments on the Negative Declaration must be received at the above address within the public review period. Copies of the Negative Declaration and Initial Study are available for review at the above address, by contacting the Planning Department, and on the Department website: http://planning.calaverasgov.us/.

Pursuant to Government Code 65009, if anyone challenges the above listed issues in a court of law, the challenge may be limited to raising only those issues you or someone else raise during the public comment period prior to action by the Planning Director on the Administrative Use Permit. You are welcome to review the application at the Calaveras County Planning Department during normal working hours, 8:00 a. m. to 4:00 p. m., Monday through Friday except county holidays. Copies of the project file and staff report can be purchased at the Planning Department for the cost of making the copies.

Published: May 10, 2017 VSN


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Remember
Posted on: 2017-05-10 19:48:11   By: Anonymous
 
There was a bio mass reactor in Amador County at one time until it closed some time ago. Just keep that in mind and research why it closed.

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    Re: Remember
    Posted on: 2017-05-10 20:09:42   By: Anonymous
     
    Sounds like Wilensky and his group playing the game once again.

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      Re: Remember
      Posted on: 2017-05-10 20:20:17   By: Anonymous
       
      That's right.....no sense in Calaveras progressing. We don't need jobs, tax revenue, it's all good, as long as you're a tree huggers, and have no vision of the future. Biomass sure beats Cannabis

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        Re: Remember
        Posted on: 2017-05-11 09:55:07   By: Anonymous
         
        A biomass facility sounds like a great place to burn all of the Calaveras cannabis. Finally, a good use for the stuff.

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      Re: Remember
      Posted on: 2017-05-11 06:35:53   By: Anonymous
       
      Weilenskis modus operandi is to get somebody else to pay for it, run it as a not-for-profit organization and then he takes out six-figure salary?
      Oh *bleep* I just described a liberal lol

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        Re: Remember
        Posted on: 2017-05-11 11:10:09   By: Anonymous
         
        chicken, corn, green peppers, chili (sigh) onions....



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Posted on: 2017-05-11 05:24:50   By: Anonymous
 
Biochar is extremely dirty and wasteful process.

Direct high temp incineration is much cleaner and cheaper.

There are several plants now in the foothills and beyond.

But they get killed off because PiGgiE refuses to play ball and purchase the electricity. So unless you are prepared to run your own utility, and fight everyone who will get in your way to do so, your screwed.

Remember all those homes that got "biochared" a few years ago? Remember how you were required to treat your home site like a chemical waste dump?

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    Posted on: 2017-05-11 10:57:17   By: Anonymous
     
    This is a great idea, energy from renewable and sustainable sources.
    Just like Hydro-Electric power. We need more dams.

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      Posted on: 2017-05-11 11:48:39   By: Anonymous
       
      Yes , but not from char. Biomass to steam to power is much more efficient with only ash fly and not toxic waste. It also scales well.

      Destructive distillation is a poor alternative.


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Posted on: 2017-05-11 09:37:10   By: Anonymous
 
You said woody.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2017-05-11 12:25:32   By: Anonymous
     
    Don't be such a stiff.

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