EDCO Expansion Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of La Mesa
Document Title
EDCO Expansion Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Present Land Use: EDCO Solid Waste Facility (Industrial)/ Zoning: M-D(Industrial Service and Manufacturing/ Urban Design Overlay)/ General Plan Designation: City Public Use
Document Description
The EDCO Material Recovery Facility and Transfer Station (Station) is a fully surfaced, existing solid waste facility, with some structures and a landscaped perimeter. It has been operating since 1999 under a City March 25, 1997-approved Conditional Use Permit (CUP) # CP-06-96 for the operation of EDCO Station, with a permitted tonnage limit of 1,000 tons per day (tpd). EDCO is requesting an "expansion" of the facility. This includes both focused footprint effects, as well an expansion in daily tonnage treated. Expansion is proposed due to continued growth in the region, including increased public disposal (self-haulers) and seasonal surges, which require an increase in tonnage capacity to a total of 2,000 tpd. An exit scale and scale house are proposed to be added, which comprises the only proposed change to facility footprint. A concrete pad would be installed to support the scale house, and a small (103 square feet) pre-engineered metal building would be brought in by truck, unloaded, and secured to the concrete. The structure would be relatively square in shape, have a door and window, and a flat roof. It would not exceed 12 feet 8 inches in height. The scale would consist of an approximately 70-foot-long steel platform truck scale with 15-foot-long concrete ramps on both sides of the platform. The new weigh station would improve circulation—allowing for adequate on-site queuing, offloading and efficient overall site circulation, as well as for maximum safety by separating commercial and public vehicles.

Contact Information

Laura Traffenstedt
Agency Name
City of La Mesa
Job Title
Assistant Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Tim Belzman
Agency Name
HELIX Environmental Planning
Job Title
Principal Planner
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Steve South
Agency Name
Job Title
President and Chief Executive Officer
Contact Types
Project Applicant


La Mesa
San Diego
Cross Streets
Commercial Street and Industrial Lane
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
State Route 125 and Interstate 8
MTS Green Line Trolley
Lemon Avenue Elementary School, Chris Lutheran School, etc.
Lake Murray, Alvarado Creek
La Mesa

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 Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California San Diego River Conservancy (SDRC), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Development Types
Industrial (Sq. Ft. 103, Acres 0.002, Employees 16)
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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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