John Smith Road Landfill Expansion Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Benito County
Document Title
John Smith Road Landfill Expansion Project
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The San Benito County 2035 General Plan identifies the land use designation for the existing JSRL as Public Quasi Public (PQP). The land use designation of the proposed expansion site is almost exclusively designated Rangeland (RG) with a small western segment identified as Agriculture (A). The site is zoned a combination of Agricultural Rangeland (AR) and Agricultural Productive (AP) (Figure 4.1-2). The central and eastern portions of the existing JSRL and the landfill expansion property are zoned AR. The western portions of the JSRL and the landfill expansion property are zoned AP, as are the 101.3 acres of County-owned land located south of the JSRL. Surrounding properties to the north and east of the project site are zoned AR and properties to the south and west are zoned AP.
Document Description
This is the public draft EIR for the proposed John Smith Road Landfill (JSRL) Expansion Project includes a 388.05-acre northern 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
Agency Name
San Benito County Resource Management Agency
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Consulting Firm


Hollister, San Juan Bautista
San Benito
Cross Streets
2650 John Smith Road
Total Acres
388.05 acres
Parcel #
025-190-073, 025-190-074, 025-190-072, 025-190-011, 025-190-027, 025-190- 038, 025-190-075

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Solid waste landfill expansion)
Local Actions
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, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Public Services, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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