Acquisition of Fee Title for Continued Operation of Bishop-Sunland, Independence and Lone Pine Landfills


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Inyo County
Document Title
Acquisition of Fee Title for Continued Operation of Bishop-Sunland, Independence and Lone Pine Landfills
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Existing Inyo County Landfills near the communities of Bishop, Independence and Lone Pine, operated on leases from Los Angeles Department of Water and Power and used for public solid waste disposal
Document Description
The County has been operating three (3) existing landfills near the communities of Bishop, Independence, and Lone Pine for over 50 years, to provide essential waste disposal services to its citizens. For the County to continue to use and operate the landfill properties for solid waste disposal purposes in accordance with permit requirements, and in compliance with current laws and regulations regarding landfills in California, the County must acquire the properties on which the waste disposal facilities are located. The County does not intend to change the general use of the properties at issue from their existing uses. However, those operations may be changed as required to comply with current regulatory requirements set forth by Public Resources Code, Division 30; California Code of Regulations (CCR) Title 14; CCR Title 27; Solid Waste Facility Permits issued by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle); Waste Discharge Requirements issued by the Lahontan Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB); and other applicable local, State, and Federal regulations, as well as other reasonably foreseeable changes flowing from the change in ownership of the properties.

Contact Information

John Pinckney
Agency Name
County of Inyo
Job Title
Deputy Director, Inyo County Public Works
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Sunland Reservation Road (Bishop), Dump Road (Independence), and Substation Road (Lone Pine)
Total Acres
Parcel #
13-020-06A, 22-140-06A,B, 26-060-02A
State Highways
Other Location Info
Existing Inyo County Landfills near the City of Bishop and the communities of Independence and Lone Pine, California

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, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery
Development Types
Other (Existing solid waste disposal sites (active Class III Landfills))
Local Actions
Land Acquisition
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Energy, Fiscal Impacts, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Noise, Public Services, Solid Waste, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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