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Posted on: August 9, 2018

[ARCHIVED] IS/MND Kochergen Farms Composting Expansion


PROJECT TITLE: Conditional Use Permit No.51 – Amendment #3 – Kochergen Composting Facility Expansion and Left Turn Lanes on Avenal Cutoff Road

LEAD AGENCY NAME AND ADDRESS: City of Avenal, 919 Skyline Blvd., Avenal, CA 93204

CONTACT PERSON AND PHONENUMBER: Fernando Santillan, (559) 386-5782

PROJECT LOCATION: South side of the Avenal Cutoff Road at the Avenue 34 Alignment in Avenal, California - APN: 036-170-040 – Address: 33915 Avenal Cutoff Road, Avenal, CA 93204

PROJECT SPONSOR’S NAME AND ADDRESS: Mike Kochergen, Kochergen Farms Composting Inc., P.O. Box 11006, Fresno, CA 93771

PROPERTY OWNER’S NAME AND ADDRESS: Mike Kochergen, Kochergen Farms, P.O. Box 11006, Fresno, CA 93771




Kochergen Farms Composting, Inc. currently owns and operates a composting facility on a 160-acre portion of a 407-acre parcel. The applicant seeks to expand the existing facility from 160 acres to 320 acres and to increase the project’s scope and capacity. The expansion would also entail widening of the Avenal Cutoff Road along an approximately ¾ mile stretch to accommodate turn lanes as well as acceleration/deceleration lanes serving the facility at two points of ingress/egress. One new point of ingress/egress is proposed along the Avenal Cutoff Road. Additional improvements will include construction of a new covered pad area, installation of two new above ground fuel tanks, a depackaging area, and ponding basins.

CURRENT USE OF THE SITE: Agriculture - Almond and Citrus Trees

SURROUNDING LAND USES AND SETTING: Surrounding uses are all agricultural uses.


City of Avenal Planning Commission

California Integrated Waste Management Board Regional Water Quality Control Board...

Review the full documents below:

CUP No. 051 - #3 - CEQA Notice of Intent

Kochergen CUP_IS_MND_DRAFT_72618

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