Shafter-Wasco Compost and Waste Diversion Project

12 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Shafter-Wasco Compost and Waste Diversion Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
GP: 3.4 (Solid Waste Disposal Facility); 3.4.1 (Solid Waste Disposal Facility Buffer); 8.1 (Intensive Agriculture); Zoning: A (Exclusive Agriculture)
Document Description
(A) General Plan Amendment and Appendix E Map Amendment from 3.4.1 to 3.7 for 20 acres for a compost facility and from 8.1 to 3.4.1 for 50.21 acres for landfill buffer; (B) Modify existing CUP No. 1, Map 78 to include additional buffer lands and increase permitted facility boundary from 357.48 acres to 407.69 acres to include 50.21 acres of landfill buffer property and designate 20 acres for the compost facility; (C) Revise existing Solid Waste Facility Permit to increase permitted facility boundary to 407.69 acres, increase composting design capacity from zero tons per year to 100,000 tons per year; and increase hours for the receipt of waste and facility operating hours; (D) Apply for Waste Discharge Requirements for Composting Operations to construct and operate a Tier II designed compost facility; (E) Apply for Authority to Construct for construction and operation of a 100,000 tons per year compost facility.

Contact Information

Janice Mayes
Agency Name
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Kern County Public Works Department, Dave Lee
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Shafter, Wasco
Cross Streets
Lerdo Highway/Scofield Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
088-100-08, 38, 40
5 & 8

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Development Types
Waste Treatment (Composting)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wildfire, Wildfire; Energy


Environmental Document

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