Buena Vista Landfill Redevelopment Project

Summary

SCH Number
2024020617
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
Buena Vista Landfill Redevelopment Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Received
Present Land Use
landfill zoned Public Facilities (PF-AIA) and Commercial Agriculture (CA-AIA) in airport influence area
Document Description
The Buena Vista Landfill is projected to reach its capacity between 2030-2034. The proposed Project includes three primary components: 1) Developing two new waste transfer stations at the existing landfill site to implement transfer station operations for waste handling and transport; 2) Developing an organics diversion facility to support organics waste processing and diversion; and 3) Implementing the landfill closure plan once site capacity is reached. The Project is planned to be implemented by 2028.

Contact Information

Name
Nicole Steel
Agency Name
County of Santa Cruz
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Name
Kate Elliott
Agency Name
Harris & Associates
Job Title
EIR Project Manager
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Location

Counties
Santa Cruz
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Buena Vista Drive and Harkins Slough Road
Zip
95076
Total Acres
120
Parcel #
052-531-01, 052-531-03, 052-021-33
State Highways
1
Railways
Santa Cruz Branch Rail Line
Airports
Watsonville Municipal Airport
Schools
Pajaro Valley High School
Waterways
Harkins Slough

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 Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Other (landfill)
Local Actions
General Plan Amendment, Rezone, Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Public Services, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian

Attachments

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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