Desert Valley Company Monofill Expansion Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Imperial County
Document Title
Desert Valley Company Monofill Expansion Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
CalEnergy, Anetha Lue
Present Land Use
Recreation and Open Space (Imperial County General Plan) / Zoning S-2: Open Space Preservation

Document Description
The Desert Valley Company Monofill is an active Class II Solid Waste Management Facility used for the disposal of certain geothermal non-hazardous waste streams and byproducts generated by CalEnergy's geothermal power plant operations in Imperial County, California. The existing DVCM is permitted under Conditional Use Permit (CUP) No. 05-0020, Solid Waste Facility Permit No. 13 AA-0022, and Waste Discharge Requirements (WDR) R?-2016-0016 . CalEnergy (Applicant) is requesting an amendment to CUP No. 05-0020 (CUP Amendment 18-0025), a General Plan Amendment (GPA 18-0004) and a Zone Change (ZC 18-0005) to facilitate expansion of the existing DVCM for development of a new waste storage cell (referred to herein as Cell 4) and associated facilities. The proposed Project would expand the existing DVCM by approximately 80 acres and would provide an additional 1.3 million cubic yards of disposal capacity.

Contact Information
Patricia Valenzuela
Imperial County Planning& Development Services Department
801 Main Street
El Centro, CA 92243

Phone : (442) 265-1736


33°5'4"N 115°49'38"W
Cross Streets
Highway 86
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Expansion of existing monofill)
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Rezone Use Permit Zone Change
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 11 California Department of Water Resources California Energy Commission California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 Colorado River Board Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6


Environmental Document
01_DVCM Intial Study   PDF 1548 K 02_DVCM NOP   PDF 64 K Summary Form   PDF 714 K
03_DVCM NOC   PDF 1158 K Letter   PDF 593 K
State Comments
2019120605_CDFW_NOP_CountyofImperial_DesertValleyCompanyMonofillExpansionProject   PDF 4910 K 2019120605_H709 CalRecycle Cmt Ltr NOP Desert Valley 1-27-2020   PDF 139 K 2019120605_NAHC_NOP Desert Valley Company Monofill Expansion Project 12-26-2019   PDF 167 K

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