CUP No. 27, Map No. 143

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
CUP No. 27, Map No. 143
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
A (Exclusive Agriculture) and is designated 8.1 (Intensive Agriculture, 20 acre minimum)
Document Description
NOTE: Refer to MND dated 3/24/2010 / Reference SCH#1998121070 / Review Per Lead The project site consists of a portion of two legal parcels of record and encompasses ~190 acres. The site is zoned A (Exclusive Agriculture) and is designated 8.1 (Intensive Agriculture, 20 acre minimum) by the Kern County General Plan. The project is located on the south side of East Bear Mountain Boulevard (SR 223), approximately 1/2 mile west of Wheeler Ridge Road. The site is currently developed with a greenwaste collection and composting facility that has been operated by Community Recycling and Resource Recovery, Inc. since 1993. Existing development consists of 4 composting areas, processed compost stockpile areas, feedstock screening areas, a truck/tire pressure-washing area, and associated office space. The applicant intends to develop a whoelsale plant nursery (allowed "by right") at the southeast corner of the site in the future. The current site configuration and layout has been approved by a series of modifications to the original conditional use permit, which was initially approved in 1993. Surrounding land uses include the Lamont Public Utility District (LPUD) wastewater treatment facility to the north and east, a diary to the west, and irrigated row crops to the south. The Arvin Landfill is directly across Wheeler Ridge Road to the southeast. The closest residence is at the dairy, which is located ~1/4 of a mile west. The next closest residences are located ~1 mile south, at the ski lakes south of Millux Road.

Contact Information

Jacquelyn Farnholtz
Agency Name
Kern County Planning Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Arvin, Lamont
Cross Streets
Wheeler Ridge Rd and Bear Mountain Blvd
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 184
Sunset, Vineland

Notice of Completion

State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery
Development Types
Other (expansion of existing Greenwaste Composting)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Wildfire

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