Tajiguas Landfill Capacity Increase Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Barbara County Public Works Department Resource Recovery and Waste Management Div.
Document Title
Tajiguas Landfill Capacity Increase Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Class III Municipal Solid Waste Landfill
Document Description
Santa Barbara County PW RRWMD is proposing to increase the current capacity of the Tajiguas Landfill to reach a projected refuse disposal filling date of approximately December 2038. An approximate 14.25-acre lined area located in the inland area of the landfill property would be excavated for refuse placement. The approximate 14.25 acre capacity increase would provide approximately 6.1 million cubic yards (mcy) of additional airspace (which includes a capacity loss factor, potential disaster cleanup, and final cover volumes). The permitted maximum elevation of the landfill would increase from 620 feet above mean sea level (amsl) to 650 feet amsl, permitted volume from 23.3 mcy to 29.4 mcy,and disposal footprint from 118 acres to 132.25 acres.

Contact Information

Joddi Leipner
Agency Name
Job Title
Senior Engineering Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Unincorporated, 3rd Supervisorial District
Santa Barbara
Countywide, Southern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
North of US 100 along the Gaviota Coast, Santa Barbara
Total Acres
Parcel #
081-150-019, 081-150-026, 081-150-042
State Highways
US HWY 101
Union Pacific
Pila Creek, Pacific Ocean
Other Location Info
14470 Calle Real, Goleta CA 93117

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 Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), 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), 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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (Landfill Capacity Increase)
Local Actions
Board of Supervisors Approval
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wildfire
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

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