Amendment to General Plan Health & Safety Element Policy HS-6.9: Sensitive Uses near Industrial Facilities (General Plan Amendment 16-55)

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Summary

SCH Number
2011111016
Lead Agency
San Benito County
Document Title
Amendment to General Plan Health & Safety Element Policy HS-6.9: Sensitive Uses near Industrial Facilities (General Plan Amendment 16-55)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The proposed project amends Policy HS-6.9 of the Health and Safety Element of the 2035 General Plan. Original Policy HS-6.9 required that a buffer of at least 2.5 miles be maintained between new sensitive land uses (such as residential subdivisions, schools, day care centers, hospitals and parks) and commercial facilities that handle industrial or agricultural chemicals that are regulated as hazardous materials. On July 21, 2015, the Board of Supervisors adopted the 2035 General Plan and certified the 2035 General Plan Final EIR, which analyzed the environmental impacts of 2035 General Plan (including original Policy HS-6.9). The proposed project amends Policy HS-6.9 to replace the 2.5 mile buffer requirement with a requirement that the buffer be established on case by case basis considering several factors, which shall include (1) the impact of development of sensitive land uses on the ability of regulated facilities to continue current operations, (2) federal and state environmental laws and regulations, (3) the degree of hazard associated with individual industrial facilities, (4) the recommendations of the County Fire Marshall and Environmental Health Department, and (5) emergency response, contingency, and other comparable plans submitted to and/or filed with federal, state, or local agencies.

Contact Information
Brent Barnes
San Benito County
2301 Technology Pkwy
Hollister, CA 95023

(831) 637-5313

Location

Cities
San Juan Bautista Hollister
Counties
San Benito
Cross Streets
entire unincorporated county
Zip
multiple
Total Acres
882311
Parcel #
multiple
State Highways
Hwy 25, 101,129, 146,156
Railways
UPRR Coast Ln
Airports
Hollister Municipal
Schools
multiple
Waterways
San Benito River, Pajaro River

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
San Benito County Resource Management
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
2301 Technology Parkway, Hollister, CA 95023-9174

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
N/A
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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