Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority
Highway 59 Landfill Composting Facility Supplemental EIR to the Highway 59 Landfill Valley Fill Project EIR
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Merced County 2030 General Plan Land Use designation is Agricultural; existing zoning is A-1. Land currently used for landfill operations
The proposed modification to the approved Valley Fill Project involves expansion of the current 25,000 ton per year green waste windrow composting facility and development and operation of a covered aerated static pile (CASP) green waste and food waste compost facility to comply with California's Short-Lived Climate Pollutant Reduction Strategy organic waste disposal targets. The compost facility would be designed to accept up to 50,000 tons per year of green waste and food waste and capable of storing up to 100,000 cubic yards on-site of organic material. Additional site improvements would include construction of a new lined wastewater storage pond, on-site drainage improvements, and improvements to working surfaces such as paving active composting and/or processing areas or amending/compacting the soil.
SR 59 to the west, Henderson Lateral on the north, abandoned railroad grade to the east
175-060-001 and 175-060-003
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 Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Other (Compost Facility)
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Noise, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources
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