One of the recommendations of this task force was the implementation of a consolidated permit process to aid permitting of dairy digesters and to clarify permitting processes and requirements. Consolidated Permit Fact Sheet (PDF).
Relevant Permitting Agencies have developed flow charts to demonstrate the different permitting scenarios for dairy digester projects based on project characteristics.
- CalRecycle/Water Board Permitting Manure Flowchart (PDF)
- San Joaquin Valley Air District Permitting Flowchart (PDF)
For general assistance with siting and permitting a digester, please visit the Governor’s Office of Business and Economic Development (“GoBiz”).
In 2010, the Central Valley Water Board released a Programmatic EIR (PDF) for dairy digester projects to simplify the CEQA review and permitting of these facilities.