NOE 20-04 - Riverside County Ordinance 779.21 Relating to County Solid Waste Facilities and Establishing Fees

Summary

SCH Number
2020050356
Lead Agency
Riverside County
Document Title
NOE 20-04 - Riverside County Ordinance 779.21 Relating to County Solid Waste Facilities and Establishing Fees
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/19/2020
Project Applicant
Riverside County Department of Waste Resources
Present Land Use
N/A

Document Description
NOE- Amendment to County Ordinance No. 779 consisting primarily of changes to the landfill disposal fees and other policy changes to incoming waste streams

Contact Information
Ryan Ross
Riverside County Department of Waste Resources
14310 Frederick St
Moreno Valley, CA 92553

Phone : (951) 486-3200
rmross@rivco.org

Location

Counties
Riverside
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
Riverside County Owned, or Contracted Sites Used for Disposal of Solid Waste

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15273, Rates, Tolls, Fares and Charges
Reasons for Exemption
The Project involves the modification and restructuring of fees and approval of rates for the purpose of meeting operating expenses, financial reserve requirements, and obtaining funds for capital projects necessary to maintain service within existing service areas. As such, due to the administrative nature of the Project, no environmental resources will be affected; therefore, the Project meets the scope and intent of Section 15273, Statutory Exemption.
Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
Section 15061(b)(3) - General Rule Exemption
Reasons for Exemption
The Project proposes to increase landfill disposal fees/rates consistent with the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for certain solid waste streams. Direct haul/non-contracted rate for routine refuse, for example, is proposed to increase from the current $40.51 per ton to $41.74 per ton, a 3.03% increase. Additionally, the Project also proposes an increase to the existing fee for uncovered loads from $10.00 to $25.00 per load for all scaled sites (Lamb Canyon, Badlands, El Sobrante, and Blythe). A $10.00 uncovered load fee for rural sites is also proposed to ensure consistency throughout the County in the application of the uncovered load fee. Various other fee structure changes are also proposed, including hard to handle waste and clean green waste, among others (see Attachment A). The Project would merely increase waste disposal fees/rates to be consistent with the CPI for the new Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario index for the 12 month period ending January 2020, make changes to the uncovered load fee assessed at scaled sites and rural sites and implement other fee structural changes. Changes in the fee structure would not have an effect on environmental resources. Based upon the entire record, the Project would not result in the potential for any significant effect on the environment. This determination is an issue of fact and sufficient evidence exists in the record that the activity will not have a significant effect on the environment. As such, the exemption applies and no further evaluation under CEQA is required. See Muzzy Ranch Co. v. Solano County Airport Land Use Comm’n (2007) 41 Cal. 4th 372.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
C__Users_rmross_Desktop_Riverside County Waste Resources Notice of Exemption NOE 20-04   PDF 1188 K

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