Amendment to CUP No. 733 - Universal Waste Systems, Inc., Materials Recovery Facility and Transfer Station


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Fe Springs
Document Title
Amendment to CUP No. 733 - Universal Waste Systems, Inc., Materials Recovery Facility and Transfer Station
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Industrial and Rail Road Land Use Designation/M-2 Zone (Heavy Manufacturing)
Document Description
This Initial Study evaluates the environmental impacts associated with a request by Universal Waste Systems, Inc. (UWS), to obtain a Modification to Conditional Use Permit (CUP) 733. The proposed Modification if approved, would permit the following: 1. An increase of the processing capacity of the existing Universal Waste Systems, Inc.(UWS) facility from the current 1,500 tons per day (TPD) to 2,500 TPD; 2. The addition of organic waste processing equipment in Building “B” to accommodate new equipment that would be required to process and recycle organic waste pursuant to SB 1383; 3. A revision of the facility’s hours of operation; and 4. A revision of the parking layout to decrease parking from 104 to 54 spaces. The facility is currently open to the public from 7:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Monday through Saturday with operations within the facility conducted from 6:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Monday through Saturday. Under the CUP amendment, the facility would be open to public from 5:00 AM to 7:00 PM Monday through Sunday with operations indoors, within the facility conducted 24-hours a day, Monday through Saturday.

Contact Information

Alejandro De Loera
Agency Name
City of Santa Fe Springs
Job Title
Assistant Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Fe Springs
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
Norwalk Blvd
Total Acres
Parcel #
8168-001-044 and 8168-001-815
State Highways

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), 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 Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), 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, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB), Office of Historic Preservation, San Gabriel and Lower Los Angeles Rivers and Mountains Conservancy (RMC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)
Development Types
Other (Waste Process Facility )
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Energy, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources
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 Agency(ies)]

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