Cabin Creek Biomass Facility Project
Project Location: Eastern Regional Materials Recovery Facility and Transfer Station: 900 Cabin Creek Road, Truckee, Placer County, California 96161. Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN): 080-070-016
Project Description: Placer County is proposing to construct a two-megawatt (MW) wood-to-energy biomass facility at the Eastern Regional Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and Transfer Station that would use a gasification technology. The entire Eastern Regional MRF and Transfer Station site is approximately 290 acres and includes four County-owned parcels (APNs: 080-010-031, 080-010-033, 080-070-017, and 080-070-016). The proposed project would be located on a two-acre site in the southernmost area of property and entirely within APN 080-070-016. The site is located within the unincorporated portion of Placer County, California, approximately two miles south of Interstate 80 (I-80) at 900 Cabin Creek Road, 0.30 miles west of State Route (SR) 89. The site is in Section 28, Township 17 North, Range 16 East, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian. Site access is via Cabin Creek Road, off of SR 89. The proposed project would include construction of an approximately 11,000 square-foot, two-story structure that would house the power generating and emissions control equipment, two 400 square-foot pads to accommodate transformer and phase-shifting equipment, and an approximately one acre material storage area. The storage area would include a 7,000 square-foot open air pole canopy structure to allow materials drying before use in the energy generation process. Additional on-site improvements would include six to eight parking spaces, a paved vehicle circulation area that includes new driveways on Cabin Creek Road and the access road to Tahoe Area Regional Transit (TART) and County Department of Public Works facilities located on the site, an aggregate base haul road south of the material storage area, storm water treatment facilities (including an infiltration trench and detention basin), retaining walls, and utility improvements/extensions.
Notice of Preparation (45-day public review from December 9, 2011 to January 23, 2012)
Draft EIR (Notice of Availability) (45-day public review from July 27, 2012 to September 10, 2012)
Final EIR posted December 4, 2012