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Board of Supervisors Approves Contract and EIR for Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project at the Taiguas Landfill on July 12, 2016

The Board of Supervisors approved a contract with MSB Investors, LLC to design build and operate the Tajuguas Resource Recovery Project and certified of the proposed Final Subsequent EIR on July 12,2016. The Board Letter for the Project, video and other details can be accessed at: https://santabarbara.legistar.com/MeetingDetail.aspx?ID=451313&GUID=D5CFE319-FCDD-4A18-8849-D964B051CF6F&Options=info&Search=. A Revision Letter/Errata to the proposed Final Subsequent EIR was 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.

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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. ­

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