EIR 03-16; Recology Blossom Valley Organics-South (BVOS)

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
EIR 03-16; Recology Blossom Valley Organics-South (BVOS)
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR

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
Kern County
2700 M Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301

(661) 862-8612


35°12'2"N 118°55'4"W
Lamont Arvin
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

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Large scale composting facility) Waste Treatment:Other
Local Action
Use Permit General Plan Amendment
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Solid Waste Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land
Reviewing Agencies
Resources, Recycling and Recovery Department of Conservation Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 6 Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Toxic Substances Control Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Fresno) Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights
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