Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the John Smith Road Landfill Expansion


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Benito County
Document Title
Notice of Preparation of a Draft Environmental Impact Report for the John Smith Road Landfill Expansion
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Present Land Use
County Landfill

Document Description
The proposed project includes a 388.05-acre expansion of the existing 95.16-acre JSRL. This expansion would increase the landfill’s disposal capacity, expand the total waste footprint, increase the maximum permitted elevation of the final landfill, and increase the maximum permitted daily tonnage accepted at the JRSL.

Contact Information
Stan Ketchum
San Benito County Resource Management Agency
Lead/Public Agency
2301 Technology Parkway
Hollister, CA 95023

Phone : (831) 634-5313


San Benito
Cross Streets
2650 John Smith Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
025-190-073 and 025-190-074 and 025-190-072

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Local Action
General Plan Amendment Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Energy Geology/Soils Greenhouse Gas Emissions Growth Inducement Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise Public Services Transportation Utilities/Service Systems Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 (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 Coast Region 3 (RWQCB) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)


Environmental Document
Final NOP_   PDF 363 K
NOC   PDF 235 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021020371_CalRecycle Comment   PDF 101 K 2021020371_CDFW Comment   PDF 235 K 2021020371_Late Comment Letter   PDF 81 K 2021020371_NAHC Comment   PDF 470 K

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