Lost Hills Composting and Bioenergy Project By Lost Hills Environmental, LLC

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Lost Hills Composting and Bioenergy Project By Lost Hills Environmental, LLC
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Existing Class III Non-Hazardous Landfill and Surface Mining. Kern County General Plan: 3.4(Solid Waste Facilities); 3.4.1 ((Solid Waste Disposal Facility Buffer); Zoning: A (Exclusive Agriculture).

Document Description
The project includes a request for land use entitlements necessary to facilitate the continued and expanded use of an existing Class III Non-Hazardous Landfill; the future construction and operation of an extended Aeration Static Pile composting facility; and the future construction and operation of a Waste-to-Energy biomass gasification facility and associated infrastructure to generate a combined 3 megawatts of renewable electrical energy on approximately 337 acres of privately-owned land. Implementation of the project as proposed would require: a) Modification No. 1 of Conditional Use Permit (CUP) #1, Map 28; b) Issuance of CUP #13, Map 28; and c) Modification No. 2 of CUP #9, Map 28.

Contact Information
Cindi Hoover, Supervising Planner
Kern County Planning and Natural Resources Department
Lead/Public Agency
2700 "M" Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 862-8629


Cross Streets
Holloway Road and GP Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
057-220-16; 057-240-29; 057-240-50; & 057-240- 60
State Highways
State Hwy 46
California Aqueduct

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Class III Non-Hazardous Waste Disposal; eASP Composting ) Power:Other Power Type (Bioenergy)(Megawatts 3)
Local Action
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Drainage/Absorption Energy Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Septic System Solid Waste Transportation Tribal Cultural Resources Utilities/Service Systems Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire
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 Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Energy Commission California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Lost Hills DEIR_Volume 1_May 2021   PDF 25383 K Lost Hills DEIR_Volume 2_May 2021   PDF 106832 K Lost Hills DEIR_Volume 3_May 2021   PDF 118563 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2019100659_Caltrans Comment   PDF 190 K

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