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

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
EIR 03-16; Recology Blossom Valley Organics-South (BVOS)
Document Type
FIN - Final Document
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
Kern County
Lead/Public Agency
2700 M Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 862-8612


35°12'2"N 118°55'4"W
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

Development Type
Other (Large scale composting facility) Waste Treatment:Other
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Use Permit
Project Issues
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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