B-19 Landfill Bioreactor Project; Kettleman Hills Facility

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kings County
Document Title
B-19 Landfill Bioreactor Project; Kettleman Hills Facility
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
Present Land Use
The General Plan designation of the site for the proposed project is Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste. The site is surrounded by General Agriculture zoning AG-40. Solid waste disposal on the site is conditional use with the site's AG-40 zoning. The closest non-agricultural area is Kettleman City, located 3.5 miles northeast of KHF. Kettleman City includes residential, commercial, and industrial land uses.

Document Description
The proposed project will consist of creating an anaerobic bioreactor within an existing municipal solid waste landfill located at the Kettleman Hills Facility and will require a new Conditional Use Permit from Kings County (Conditional Use Permit No. 03-06). The landfill, identified as B-19, was converted in November 1998 from a hazardous waste landfill to municipal solid waste landfill with a gross capacity of 4.4 million cubic yards. Liquids will be introduced into Class II / III waste in the proposed bioreactor cell to accelerate waste decomposition. In addition to the anaerobic bioreactor cell, the hours of waste acceptance are proposed to be changed to include Saturday from 8:00am to 6:00pm and the tonnage limit for landfill B-19 is proposed to be increased from 1,400 tons per day (tpd) to 2,000 tpd of municipal solid waste. Also proposed is the receipt of up to 800 tpd of liquids and high-moisture content waste to be utilized in the bioreactor. Class II/Class III soils and waste materials received for beneficial use will not be included in the requested tonnage limits.

Contact Information
Sandy Roper
Kings County Planning Agency
Lead/Public Agency
1400 W. Lacey Boulevard
Hanford, CA 93230

Phone : (559) 582-3211 x2673


Cross Streets
35251 Old Skyline Road
Total Acres
499 (treatment,
Parcel #
038-330-01, 19, 20; 038-320-15, 20, 21; 038-310-05
State Highways
SR 41
3, 34,
Other Information
Total Acres: storage, waste disposal) Township: 23S Section: 33

Notice of Completion

Development Type
Waste Treatment:Other (Anaerobic Class II/III Landfill Bioreactor)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Air Quality Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Solid Waste Transportation
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) 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 Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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