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REQUEST FOR COUNCIL ACTION

November 23, 1999                                                                                          ________6______

     DATE                                                                                                         ITEM NUMBER

ORIGINATING

DEPARTMENT               AGENDA ITEM                                                CITY MANAGER’S

Public Works                 Review Negative Declaration                                                      REVIEW         

Jon Carlson                    of Enviromental Significance

Thom Head                   for the City of Brentwood’s

                                     Solid Waste Transfer Facility and

                                     Find the Document  in Compliance

                                     with the California             Environmental

                                     Quality Act.

PREVIOUS ACTION:

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.

COMMENTS:

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:

AYES:

NOES:

ABSENT:

ABSTAIN:

 

             ____________________

             Quentin L. Kidd, Mayor

ATTEST:

 

____________________

Karen Diaz, CMC

City Clerk

Attachment 4

City of Brentwood

Solid Waste Negative Declaration

Errata Sheet

November 1999

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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