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November 23, 1999 ________6______
DATE ITEM NUMBER
DEPARTMENT AGENDA ITEM CITY MANAGERS
Public Works Review Negative Declaration REVIEW
Jon Carlson of Enviromental Significance
Thom Head for the City of Brentwoods
Solid Waste Transfer Facility and
Find the Document in Compliance
with the California Environmental
The Planning Commission approved a Negative Declaration and Conditional Use Permit for the existing Solid Waste Facility on May 6, 1997. This proposed action would allow for increased transfer activities on the same site.
RECOMMENDED CITY COUNCIL ACTION:
Motion to approve the Negative Declaration for the City of Brentwood Solid Waste Transfer Station, with the finding that the Negative Declaration is in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act.
In 1997, the Planning Commission approved a Negative Declaration and Use Permit to allow for the relocation of the City's Solid Waste Transfer Station from the previous location on Guthrie Road to the current location in north Brentwood, on Tresch Road. The previous action taken by the Commission allows a Limited Volume Solid Waste Facility on the site, which permits a maximum capacity of 60 cubic yards waste per day. If this Negative Declaration is approved and necessary permits granted by the State Integrated Waste Management Board, the City's solid waste facility could be enlarged to a large volume facility. A large volume facility would allow 100 cubic yards a day or greater to be processed at the facility.
The ability of the City to process a greater amount of recyclable and solid waste at the facility is critical, given the anticipated growth rate documented in the General Plan.
The proposed change of status from a small to large volume facility would involve only minor upgrades to the Transfer Station, including the addition of a scale house/pay booth, truck scales and possibly a building.
The Negative Declaration under consideration was circulated to appropriate local, regional and state agencies for a 30-day period this spring and summer. The following attachments are included for Council review:
Attachment 1: Initial Study/Negative Declaration
Attachment 2: Copies of all comments received by the City during the circulation period
Attachment 3: Responses to comments
Attachment 4: Errata sheet for the Initial Study/Negative Declaration
RESOLUTION NO. 99-
A RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD
CERTIFYING A NEGATIVE DECLARATION FOR A LARGE VOLUME SOLID WASTE TRANSFER FACILITY FOR THE CITY OF BRENTWOOD
WHEREAS, the City of Brentwood desires to increase the capacity of the existing Solid Waste Transfer Station located on Tresch Road in north Brentwood from a small volume Solid Waste Facility to a large volume Solid Waste Facility; and
WHEREAS, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), together with State guidelines and City environmental regulations require that certain projects be reviewed for potential environmental impacts and that environmental documents be prepared; and
WHEREAS, an Initial Study was completed for this project with the finding that with the incorporation of mitigation measures into the proposed project, there would be no significant effects on the environment; and
WHEREAS, a Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared for this application and is on file in the Public Works Department; and
WHEREAS, the Initial Study/Negative Declaration was circulated for a 30-day public review period to appropriate local and state agencies; and
WHEREAS, the Brentwood City Council did review and use their independent judgment to consider the Mitigated Negative Declaration at a public meeting held on November 23, 1999; and
WHEREAS, proper notice of said hearing was given in all respects as required by law.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE City of Brentwood City Council does hereby find that:
A. The proposed large volume Solid Waste Transfer Facility would not have a significant effect on the environment with the application of identified mitigation measures, based on a review of the Initial Study and public testimony.
B. The Mitigated Negative Declaration has been prepared in accordance with State and local environmental laws and guideline regulations.
C. The Mitigated Negative Declaration is complete and adequate.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood does hereby certify the Negative Declaration for the Large Volume Solid Waste Transfer Facility.
PASSED by the City Council of the City of Brentwood, at its regular meeting of November 23, 1999, by the following vote:
Quentin L. Kidd, Mayor
Karen Diaz, CMC
City of Brentwood
Solid Waste Negative Declaration
Page 2 and elsewhere: The "Public Services Department" shall be referred to as "Public Works Department."
Page 2: The updated telephone number for the Public Works Department is (925) 516-5498 and the revised fax number is (925) 515-5497.
Page 5: The term "ECCID" refers to the East Contra Costa Irrigation District.
Page 5: The number of initial on-site City staff is anticipated to include 7 (not 5) full-time MSW drivers and one full-time on-site supervisor, not a part-time supervisor.
Page 6: The total amount of all material collected at the facility in the year 2000 should be reduced to "24,669 tons" instead of "26,711 tons," as shown in the Initial Study.
Page 12 and elsewhere: The term "Limited Volume Transfer Station" should be replaced with the term "Limited Volume Transfer Facility." Similarly, the term "Large Volume Transfer Station" should be replaced with "Large Volume Transfer Facility."
Page 20: "Sunset Drive" should be replaced with "Sunset Road."
Page 27: The number of sworn officers employed by the Brentwood Police Department should be 27.0 instead of 27.5.
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