*PROJECT WITHDRAWN* Addendum to Visalia Disposal (Landfill) Site -Compost and Biomass Conversion Facility

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
*PROJECT WITHDRAWN* Addendum to Visalia Disposal (Landfill) Site -Compost and Biomass Conversion Facility
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
*PROJECT WITHDRAWN* The proposed Project consists of an amendment to the Visalia Disposal Site (Visalia Landfill or Landfill) - Compost and Biomass Conversion Facility Project. The Addendum will address two proposed updates to the County's current landfill permit from the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle). The Landfill is currently allowed to receive up to 2,000 tpd of solid waste and 900 vehicles per day. It is the County's desire to increase its overall daily solid waste tonnage and daily vehicle limit to avoid violating its current permit from exceeding both daily tonnage and vehicle limits. As such , the County is proposing to: • Increase the Landfill's total daily permitted tonnage of solid waste by 1,000 tpd to 3,000 tpd. The County proposes to increase its total daily landfill tonnage by diverting 1,000 tpd of daily organic waste material to be used for composting and biogas production; and maintaining its 2,000 tpd of solid waste toward landfilling. It is anticipated that the composting operation would reach its planned maximum of 200,000 TPY over the course of 13 years and would be constructed in four phases of 50,000 TPY; and • Increase the Landfill's daily permitted vehicles trips by 300 vehicles/day to 1,200 vehicles/day. The County's current permit allows a daily limit of 900 vehicles/day; however, it currently averages approximately 600 vehicles/day. Allowing the 300 vehicles/day would provide a comfortable margin from its current limit of900 vehicles/day. The increase of 300 vehicles/day would be incremental over a 13-year period to coincide with full build-out of the composting/biogas production. The compost facility will typically operate as the same gate hours of operations for receiving waste material at the landfill, which is currently Monday -Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. covered aerated static pile processing has fans and blowers running 24 hours per day, 7 days per week so the processing hours will be 24 hours. The biomass conversion facility will run 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.

Contact Information

Hector Guerra
Agency Name
Tulare County Resource Management Agency
Job Title
Chief Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Avenue 328 & Road 80
Parcel #
Other Location Info
Located within the existing Visalia Landfill boundaries at 8614 Avenue 328, Visalia, CA 93291

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Tulare County Board of Supervisors
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Final Environmental Document Available at
Tulare County Resource Management Agency, 5961 S Mooney Blvd., Visalia CA 93277


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes (Addendum to the EIR)
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


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