Notice of Intent for an initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for Conditional Use Permit No. 190004
The County of Riverside Planning Department will serve as the Lead Agency under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and will coordinate the public review of an Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND) that will evaluate the potential environmental impacts that may result from the proposed project and the implemented mitigated measures.
Conditional Use Permit No. 190004 proposes a private truck storage yard for the Applicant whose main purpose is to fuel and weigh a private fleet while providing parking 2 to 4 semi-trailer trucks and approximately 4 to 8 sets of agricultural trailers at the facility during the citrus harvest in the Coachella Valley. The project will also include a 480 square-foot office trailer, containing one bathroom and a meeting room for use by the drivers to prepare paperwork and to take their breaks; an above ground diesel fuel storage tank containing up to 10,000 gallons with one (1) fuel pump/dispenser, a 70-foot weigh station; and one metal storage container. The typical hours of operation will be between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. during both peak (October-April) and off peak (May-September) seasons. No use is expected outside of the hours of operation. There may be periods of time when the storage facility is not in use since the need to transport produce is not required. The project site will include motion activated security lighting on site. The Orange Street frontage will include a block wall with an automatic wrought iron gate. The remaining perimeter of the site will be a chain link fence to maintain visibility into the property. The above-ground diesel fuel tank will be self-contained and will only be for the use of Villa Park Trucking.
The project is located westerly of Orange Street, southerly of Airport Boulevard and easterly of the Union Pacific Railroad tracks unincorporated community of Thermal.
The comment period for the Notice of Completion is from November 12, 2020 to December 2, 2020.
Jay Olivas, Project Planner
Riverside County Planning Department
4080 Lemon St., 12th Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration Documents