Present Land Use: Solid Waste Disposal Facility/Undeveloped Land;
Present Zoning: A (Exclusive Agriculture);
Present Kern County General Plan: 3.4 (Solid Waste Disposal Facility); 8.3 (Extensive Agriculture, 20 acre min).
The Clean Harbors Buttonwillow Facility is an existing commercial waste management facility that accepts solid, semi-solid, and liquid, hazardous and non-hazardous wastes for treatment, storage, or disposal. The proposed project includes Kern County's modification of existing land use authorizations to include an expanded permitted disposal area to facilitate the construction and operation of additional non-hazardous waste landfill units and an expanded permitted facility area to accommodate a soil stockpiles area; an increase in non-hazardous waste truck traffic; an increase to permitted disposal capacity for additional non-hazardous waste; the construction and operation of four new waste tank treatment buildings; and construction and operation of a latex paint recycling building. In addition, the project proponent has submitted a renewal application to the Department of Toxic Substance Control (DTSC) for the existing Hazardous Waste Facility Permit. Land use authorizations for the facility were originally approved by the Kern County Board of Supervisors in 1982. Modifications to Conditional Use Permit (CUP) 4 were approved on December 12, 1994, November 30, 2004, July 13, 2010, and December 16, 2014 by both the Kern County Planning Commission and Kern County Board of Supervisors. See NOC for full details.
Kem County Planning and Natural Resources Department
General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Use Permit, DTSC Renewal
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, 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, Public Services, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), 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, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT)
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