EIR 03-16; Recology Blossom Valley Organics-South Project, by Recology Blossom Valley Organic-South (BVOS)

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
EIR 03-16; Recology Blossom Valley Organics-South Project, by Recology Blossom Valley Organic-South (BVOS)
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
PLU: Composting facility; Z: A; A-1; Present GP: 3.3; 8.1; 8.3
Document Description
The project includes a request for land use entitlements necessary to facilitate the continued use of a compost facility that was originally approved by the Kern county board of supervisors and has been in operation since 1993 with modifications to current operations to include: 1) a forced aeration system (positive and/or negative airflow) during the active composting phase; 2) increasing the amount of food waste from commercial and residential sources that can be received at the site and removing the current CUP limitation of sources just within the city of Arvin and Kern county; 3) expanding approved feedstocks to include digestate and herbivore and avian manure, and updating approved feedstock list to be consistent with CalRecycle definitions; 4) removing feedstock sublimits and implementing an overall blanket tonnage limit for all approved feedstocks; 5) clarifying the facility boundary to include both acreage used for composting operations and acreage used for existing ancillary facility service features; 6) allowing for additional material processing capability, including pre-processing of feedstock material and grinding; 7) allowing for wood mulching and coloring operations; 8) increasing the vehicle limit to an average of 500 trucks per day and peak of 605 trucks per day; and 9) on site fueling of recology vehicles. Implementation of the project as proposed would require: a) an amendment to the Kern county general plan of approx 403 acres from the existing 8.1 and 8.3 use designations to a 3.7 designation; b) modification of the existing CUP No. 27, map no. 143 to include modifications to current operations and site boundaries.

Contact Information

Carlos E. Rojas
Agency Name
Kern County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Arvin, Lamont
Cross Streets
North Wheeler Ridge Rd and Bear Mountain Blvd (SR 223)
Total Acres
Parcel #
185-350-53, 54, 55
State Highways
SR 233, 184
Sunset and Vineland ES

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Other (Large scale composting facility), Waste Treatment:Other
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire

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