Green Zones Program Ordinance

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
Document Title
Green Zones Program Ordinance
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
All zoning designations Countywide

Document Description
The County of Los Angeles (“County”) is the lead agency pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) and intends to prepare an Environmental Impact Report (“EIR”) for the proposed project identified below. The County has prepared this Notice of Preparation (“NOP”) to provide Responsible Agencies and other interested parties with information describing the project and to identify its potential environmental effects pursuant to State requirements. The project includes a proposal to adopt the County Green Zones Program to promote environmental justice by providing zoning requirements for industrial uses, vehicle-related uses, and recycling and solid waste uses that may disproportionately affect communities surrounding these land uses. The Green Zones Program would not involve any new construction or physical development and would not result in increased density. The Recycling and Waste Management revisions element of the Green Zones Program would result in providing a more streamlined process to permit new types of recycling processing facilities using newer technologies in order to meet State requirements, and to further define and provide specific regulations for automobile dismantling yards, pallet yards, recycling collection facilities, recycling processing facilities, organic waste, and solid waste facilities. Additionally, the revisions to Title 22 would result in more locations where recycling and waste management facilities could be permitted along with restrictions on automobile dismantling yards, pallet yards, recycling collection facilities, recycling processing facilities, organic waste, and solid waste facilities from Hillside Management Areas (HMAs), Significant Ecological Areas (SEAs), and Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones (VHFHSZs). Additionally, in-vessel organic waste facilities are prohibited in Agricultural Resource Areas (ARAs).

Contact Information
Tahirah Farris
Los Angeles County Regional Planning
Lead/Public Agency
320 W Temple St., 13th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Phone : (213) 974-6422

County of Los Angeles
Project Applicant


Los Angeles
Cross Streets

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Project Issues
Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Tribal Cultural Resources Other
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Baldwin Hills Conservancy (BHC) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES) California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC) State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)


Final Document(s)
Notice of Preparation and Notice of Scoping (NOP - NOS)   PDF 1913 K
NOC Green Zones checklist signed   PDF 190 K
State Comments
2020060242_Caltrans Comment   PDF 242 K 2020060242_CDFW Comment   PDF 357 K 2020060242_CHP Comment   PDF 198 K 2020060242_NAHC Comment   PDF 293 K

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