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Posted by: thepinetree on 04/03/2018 09:54 AM Updated by: thepinetree on 04/03/2018 09:55 AM
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Toulumne County Biomass Utilization Feasibility Meeting April 18

Sonora, CA...The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) and the California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD) will be hosting a public meeting to present the proposed process and approach for a Toulumne County Biomass Utilization Feasibility Study and to receive public input on suggested study plans. The meeting will be held at Stanislaus National Forest Headquarters, 19777 Greenley Road, Sonora, CA 95370 on Wednesday, April 18 at 5:00 PM, and will be facilitated by The Beck Group, the consultant who will be completing the Study on SNC and HCD’s behalf.





The purpose of completing the study, which will contain both a feedstock analysis and economic feasbility assessment, is to lay the foundation for development of a Biomass Utilization Facility in Tuolumne County. A Biomass Utilization Facility will be operated in concert with other activities, described below, to maintain healthy forests and provide economic opportunities to local citizens.

The Beck Group will incorporate public and community input into its report to help identify options for the Biomass Utilization Facility. Anyone with an interest in the development of such a facility is encouraged to attend. Representatives from the Beck Group team will be present to provide background into the study as well as answer questions.

In 2013, the Rim Fire burned over 257,000 acres of forest, primarily in Tuolumne County. HCD was awarded $70M from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the National Disaster Resilience Competition (NDRC) program to undertake recovery efforts. HCD, in collaboration with SNC, Tuolumne County, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, CalEPA, CalFire, and the U.S. Forest Service, is using this funding to design and implement three activities (“pillars”): (1) forest and watershed health and restoration, (2) construction of one or more community resilience centers, and (3) development of a woody biomass utilization facility. Connecting the actions of these three pillars together will assist in recovery efforts from the 2013 Rim Fire and provide long-term community resilience to future threats.

The Biomass Utilization Facility feasibility study is the first step in the development of the woody biomass facility or campus in Tuolumne County. The vision for a Biomass Utilization Facility is to utilize woody biomass from forest restoration activities and complement existing wood processing infrastructure in Tuolumne County, improving both environmnetal and economic benefits to the community at-large. The feasibility study will also inform the design and location of the facility.

More information about the Biomass Utilization Feasibility Study, or the work being completed through the National Disaster Resilience Competition grant can be found at http://www.snc.ca.gov/NDRC and http://www.hcd.ca.gov/community-development/disaster-recovery-programs/ndrc.shtml.


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-04-03 10:00:15   By: Anonymous
 
Breaker Breaker Hahahahaha Man !!!!!!!

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    Re: wait for it
    Posted on: 2018-04-03 10:39:50   By: Anonymous
     
    It's a little early yet, but the babbling idiot will no doubt be along shortly
    I voted for Trump.... and just like all the Democrats that want Hillary to just shut the F up it would be nice if haha boy did the same. Maybe if he would have actually voted he would know that Trump is the president and he and Hillary just need to move on.

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      Re: wait for it
      Posted on: 2018-04-03 11:12:32   By: Anonymous
       
      Oh that she would move on.
      Butt Hillary keeps popping up like a chronic hemorrhoid.

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        Re: wait for it
        Posted on: 2018-04-03 19:50:11   By: Anonymous
         
        Why does the government want a feasibility study for building a biomass plant?

        There has been a privately owned biomass plant operating for years near the community of Chinese Camp. Making money the American way, free enterprise.

        Pacific Ultrapower Chinese Station is a 25 gross MW biomass plant utilizing wood fuel from forest management operations. Why do we need a taxpayer subsidized plant to compete with a successful operation?
        The government will just screw things up with expensive, wasteful delays and over regulation.

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          Re: wait for it
          Posted on: 2018-04-03 21:15:14   By: Anonymous
           
          Hit the nail on the head.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-04-04 04:46:32   By: Anonymous
     
    the only bio mass in that county or this state is the obese population. these is enough bio mass blubber in this nation to light the planet for a million years. time to get on the diet plan everybody. including me. back to my coffee and toast.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-04-03 10:00:42   By: Anonymous
 
The Circus needs to talk in normal language so 99% of us who read this can understand what they are proposing to do! Every time THE CIRCUS attempts to explain anything it is done in Snowflake language, to hide their ineptness!

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    Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
    Posted on: 2018-04-03 11:31:36   By: Anonymous
     
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! LYING, CHEATING, CROOKED HILLARY!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!


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      Re: HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
      Posted on: 2018-04-03 12:10:05   By: Anonymous
       
      There's my boy !

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Help heal the soil and erosion.
Posted on: 2018-04-03 12:43:20   By: Anonymous
 
Why do they want to always burn up the burnt trees? It should be chipped (ground up) an put right back on the soil to stop erosion, heal soil and feed the forest. Even bug trees could be ground up and treated with a natural pest killer then placed right back on the ground. Just another big waste of money and more pollution.

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    Re: Help heal the soil and erosion.
    Posted on: 2018-04-03 16:12:43   By: Anonymous
     
    Because the US Forest is always right. I hold my breath when they do a control burn.

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      Re: Help heal the soil and erosion.
      Posted on: 2018-04-03 19:52:28   By: Anonymous
       
      Why do they want to always burn up the burnt trees?
      Because those trees have been standing around for years collecting heat from the sun and it's our job to let it out.

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    Re: Help heal the soil and erosion.
    Posted on: 2018-04-03 16:47:11   By: Anonymous
     
    I'll bet you're a woman. What a beautiful solution!
    Have you been eating Moon Beam droppings?

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