Approval of Special Order Approving the Continued Operation of Bioreactor Project at Kettlemena Hills Landfill

Summary

SCH Number
2011098272
Lead Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley)
Document Title
Approval of Special Order Approving the Continued Operation of Bioreactor Project at Kettlemena Hills Landfill
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Chemical Waste Management, Inc. ("CWMI") owns and operates the Kettleman Hills Landfill in Kings County. Non-hazardous Class II/III landfill units B-17 and B-19 are regulated by Waste Discharge Requirements Order R5-2006-0122. A portion of Unit B-19 is operated as a bioreactor unit, where liquid waste is injected into the landfill mass to speed up waste discomposition. The bioreactor unit is permitted as a research, development, and demonstration (RD&D") project under federal municipal solid waste regulations.

Contact Information
Clay Rodgers
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley)
1685 E Street, Suite 200
Fresno, CA 93706

(559) 445-5102

Location

Cities
Kettleman
Counties
Kings

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
The Special Order approves the continued operation of an existing project.
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