Chiquita Canyon Releases Partially Recirculated Draft EIR

Following an extensive public review process which began more than five years ago, the County of Los Angeles today released a Partially Recirculated Draft EIR for the proposed expansion of the landfill and Master Plan Revision. As part of the continued environmental review process, Chiquita Canyon is providing updated analysis and reports on our future operations.  Our basic operations remain the same as they have for more than four decades with oversight and reporting by more than two dozen environmental and regulatory agencies.

The Executive Summary for the Partially Recirculated Draft EIR will be available in Spanish, exceeding requirements for public notification in an effort to fully communicate with all local residents. The revised sections of the Partially Recirculated Draft EIR are ready for public review from the Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning beginning today, for a 60-day period.

In addition to updates to the Introduction and Project Description, the following four sections of the Draft EIR are being recirculated:

Biological Resources (Chapter 8)
The Biological Resources chapter has been revised to clarify potential impacts to plant and animal species and to revise mitigation measures for those potential impacts.

Air Quality (Chapter 11)
The Air Quality chapter has been revised to incorporate new guidance from the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Climate Change (Chapter 12)
The chapter evaluating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has been updated to reflect recent developments and updated analysis methodologies.

Project Alternatives (Chapter 18)
The Project Alternatives chapter included in the Original Draft EIR considered five alternatives. Three alternatives were analyzed, while two alternatives were considered but eliminated. The recirculated Alternatives chapter considers six alternatives: the three alternatives analyzed in the Original Draft EIR, the two alternatives previously considered but eliminated, plus one new reduced-size project alternative.

Also, included with the Partially Recirculated Draft EIR are two supplemental analyses regarding visual resources and traffic.

The Hearing Examiner will be held on Thursday, December 15 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at West Ranch High School.


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