Organic Materials Zoning Ordinance Update

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
San Diego County
Document Title
Organic Materials Zoning Ordinance Update
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Document Description
The project will amend the County of San Diego's Zoning Ordinance and Code of Regulatory Ordinances to help divert organic materials (such as food, plant, and agricultural materials) from landfills. These changes will help facilitate community garden, residential, agricultural, and commercial based composting operations. The project proposes 1) the creation of a standalone ordinance, Section 6977 Organic Materials Processing; 2) changes to Section 6902 Animal Waste Processing, which includes changing the section title to Large Commercial Organic Processing; and 3) minor updates and cross references to the existing Zoning Ordinance, Use & Enclosure matrix, and Code of Regulatory Ordinances to ensure that organic materials processing is incorporated throughout the ordinance where necessary.

Contact Information

Claire Moss
Agency Name
County of San Diego
Job Title
Land Use/Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Jennifer Campos
Agency Name
RECON Environmental, Inc.
Job Title
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Carlsbad, Chula Vista, Coronado, Del Mar, El Cajon, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Imperial Beach, La Jolla, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, National City, Oceanside, Pauma Valley, Poway, San Diego, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Vista
San Diego
Cross Streets
Parcel #

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 11 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (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, San Diego Region 9 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), 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
Development Types
Other (Organic Materials)
Local Actions
Ordinance Amendment
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, 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, 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

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