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Updates on the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project
Board of Supervisors to Consider Approval of the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project at the Taiguas Landfill on July 12, 2016
The Board of Supervisors will consider approval of the Tajuguas Resource Recovery Project and certification of the proposed Final Subsequent EIR on July 12, 2016 at the Board of Supervisor's Hearing Room, in the Joseph Centeno Betteravia Government Administration Building at 511 East Lakeside Parkway, Santa Maria, California. The Board Letter for the Project will be available from the Clerk of the Board on July 7, 2016 and be can accessed at: https://santabarbara.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx#current. A Revision Letter/Errata to the proposed Final Subsequent EIR has been prepared to address minor changes to the proposed Final Subsequent EIR and can be accessed here.
If you have any questions regarding the project or the hearing, please contact Carlyle Johnston at (805) 882-3617 or by email at CJohnst@cosbpw.net.
Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (EIR) Is Released
Proposed Final Subesquent EIR
Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project
12EIR-00000-00002 (State Clearinghouse # 2012041068)
Please click on this link to access the transmittal letter for the Final Subsequent EIR: Final Subsequent EIR Transmittal Letter for TRPP Dec 15 2015
Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), a proposed Final Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (Final Subsequent EIR) has been prepared for the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project (TRRP), and is now available on the website for the TRRP by clicking on this link: http://resourcerecoveryproject.com/pages/downloads/environmental-documents.php
A Draft Subsequent EIR for the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project was released for public review on August 11, 2014, an environmental hearing was held on September 4, 2014, and the review period closed on October 9, 2014. All comments received on the Draft Subsequent EIR have been responded to in the Response to Comments section of the proposed Final Subsequent EIR (Volume 1, Section 9.0). Where appropriate, changes have been made to the Draft Subsequent EIR text in response to the comments received, and have been incorporated into this proposed Final Subsequent EIR. The Final Subsequent EIR is comprised of Volume 1 (SEIR) and Volume 2 (Technical Appendices) and may be accessed by clicking on this link: http://resourcerecoveryproject.com/pages/downloads/environmental-documents.php
For more information, please contact Joddi Leipner, Senior Environmental Planner, at (805) 882-3614 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
County Planning Commission to Review the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project for Consistency with the General Plan
Government Code Section 65402a
(General Plan Conformity Determination) Hearing
Santa Barbara County Planning Commission
Date: January 6, 2016
Santa Barbara County Engineerig Building
123 E. Anapamu Street, Room 17
A hearing will be held by the County Planning Commission on Jaunary 6, 2016 to determine if the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project, proposed to be located atthe Tajiguas Landfill (AP Nos. 081 150 026, -019 and -042, located at 14470 Calle Real, in the Gaviota area, Third Supervisorial District), is in conformance with (complies with the policies of) the County's Comprehensive General Plan. Please click on this link to access the notice for the public hearing: Planning Commission Notice of Public Hearing on January 6, 2016.
The Santa Barbara County Board of Supervisors Hearing on the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project has not yet been set but will happen in early 2016
The date of hearing has not yet been determined but will be posted after January 15, 2016. The purpose of the hearing is to consider approval of the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Porject and to certify the Final Subsequent EIR.
For additional information, please contact Joddi Leipner, Senior Environmental Planner at (805) 882-3614 or JLeipner@cosbpw.net
Santa Barbara County has a long history of developing innovative environmental solutions for our community's needs. The Santa Barbara County Department of Public Works, in collaboration with the cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Solvang and Buellton, is proposing to develop a Resource Recovery Project that would process municipal solid waste (MSW) currently disposed at the County owned and operated Tajiguas Landfill. This project includes facilities that would pull out any recyclables mistakenly sent to the landfill and anaerobically digest organic material currently buried at the landfill. This project would increase recycling to our community above 80%, generate green energy and reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from our community.
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The Resource Recovery Project is officially undergoing environmental review. The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will be released in the beginning of 2014. After it is released we will be seeking public comment on its contents. In the meantime you can still send us your comments or have us meet with you and talk about the project. Just send us an email or call us at (805) 882-3600.