Z-Best Composting Facility Expansion

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara County
Document Title
Z-Best Composting Facility Expansion
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
Composting facility Z: A-40, Agriculture, Large Scale

Document Description
The primary purpose of the proposed project is to increase operational efficiencies at the 157-acre Z-Best facility. These operational efficiencies would occur through the expansion of final processing and finishing operations into 28 acres on an 80-acre parcel adjacent to current operations (Area 2), as well as through improvements to existing composting operations on the 77-acre Area 1. Expansion into Area 2 would spread the current operation over a larger area (expansion of 28 acres) - 105 acres total, while maintaining the same volume of composted materials. The additional acreage in Area 2 is necessary to accommodate final processing and compost finishing equipment to create a more efficient operation. Expansion into Phase 2 would be phased as necessary to accommodate expansion over a 2-10 year period. All of the proposed changes can be seen in the Z-Best Facility Site Plan.

Contact Information
Colleen Oda
Santa Clara County
70 W. Hedding Street 7th Floor, East Wing
San Jose, CA 95110

Phone : (408) 299-5797


Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Highway 25
Parcel #
841-31-028; 841-37-029
State Highways
Hwy 25
Pajaro River

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Santa Clara Planning Commission
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Final Environmental Document Available at
County of Santa Clara, Department of Planning and Development County Government Center, East Wing, 7th Floor, 70 West Hedding Street San Jose, CA 95110


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

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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