Landfill Gas Probes and Monitoring Wells


SCH Number
Public Agency
Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority (MCRWA)
Document Title
Landfill Gas Probes and Monitoring Wells
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project would involve the placement of three or more temporary landfill gas (LFG) probes, near LFG probe 45, to identify the extent to which methane has migrated to the east of the landfill . Information obtained from the temporary probes would be used to inform the new eastern boundary of the landfill and to determine the location for new permanent LFG probes. Depending on the information obtained from the temporary LFG probes, up to four permanent LFG probes and one new groundwater monitoring well may be necessary within the 110-acre area east of the Highway 59 Landfill.

Contact Information
Jerry Lawrie
Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority
Lead/Public Agency
7040 N Highway 59
Merced, CA 95348

Phone : (209) 617-2128

Merced County Regional Waste Management Authority
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
7040 N Highway 59
State Highways
Highway 59
Other Location Info
Area to the east of the Highway 59 Landfill, 7040 N Highway 59, Merced, California.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 30, Cal. Code Regs., Title 14, Section 15330
Reasons for Exemption
Proposed activities would be carried out to prevent minimize, stabilize, mitigate, or eliminate the release or threat of release of LFG, a hazardous waste or substance. Activities would cost less than $1 million. The project does not involve the use of a hazardous waste incinerator, thermal treatment unit, the relocation of residences or businesses, or release of volatile organic compounds into the air. Actions would be consistent with state and local environmental permitting requirements.


Notice of Exemption
2020110034_Landfill Gas Probes NOE   PDF 312 K

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