Sonoma County Compost Facility

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Sonoma County Compost Facility
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Present Use: Grazing and Hay Farming Zoning & GPD: Land Extensive Agriculture
Document Description
NOTE: Recirculated The Sonoma County Waste Management Agency is a joint powers authority composed of the County of Sonoma and the nine incorporated jurisdictions within Sonoma County: Cloverdale, Cotati, Healdsburg, Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Santa Rosa, Sebastopol, Sonoma and Windsor. SCWMA has prepared this DEIR to assess the environmental effects of the construction of a new compost facility in Sonoma County that would replace the existing composting facility at the Central Disposal Site. SCWMA, as the Lead Agency responsible for administering the environmental review for the proposed project, determined that preparation of an EIR is needed because the project has the potential to cause significant effects on the environment. The proposed project would process (either through windrow or aerated static pile [ASP] methods) up to 200,000 tons of compost materials per year. The new compost facility may be selected from the three sites studied at project-level in this document.

Contact Information

Patrick Carter
Agency Name
Sonoma County Waste Management Agency
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Mecham Road and Stony Point Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Gravenstein Hwy (SR 116)
Dunham ES
Gossage Crek, Stemple Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (Compost Operations on 50 to 100 acres)
Local Actions
Use Permit, Composting Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Public Health (CDPH), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics, Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
Resources, Recycling and Recovery, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT)

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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