Solid Waste Transfer Station

Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR)

Public review and written comments on the Draft EIR are invited. The document is available for review at the following locations:
1) Mendocino Solid Waste Management Authority office, 3200 Taylor Drive, Ukiah, CA 95482
2) Fort Bragg City Hall, Community Development Department, 416 N. Franklin Street, Fort Bragg CA 95437
3) Fort Bragg Library, 499 E. Laurel Street, Fort Bragg CA 95437

The Draft EIR can be viewed online by clicking HERE.
(Please note, the Draft EIR is an 870-page document and may take a few minutes to fully load, depending on your internet connection speed.)
  
Public Hearing

A public hearing is scheduled for purposes of receiving public comments on the Draft EIR on March 19, 2015 at or after 6:00 p.m. at the Fort Bragg Town Hall, 363 N. Main Street, Fort Bragg, California. Click here to view the Press Release on the public hearing; click here to read the Notice of Availability.

Public Review and Comment Period

State law requires a minimum 45 day public review period for the Draft EIR. The public review period begins on February 9, 2015 and ends March 26, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. All comments must be submitted to the MSWMA within this time period (see address information in sidebar at right). Comments may be provided in writing, by email or orally at a public hearing. All comments received by the close of the comment period will be responded to in writing in the Final EIR. 

 
Project Location

The proposed project site for the new transfer station is located in unincorporated Mendocino County approximately 3.5 miles southeast of downtown Fort Bragg. The site lies within the Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF) at 30075 State Route 20 and includes a portion of Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) 019-150-05.

Project Description

The project is the construction and operation of a municipal solid waste transfer station serving the incorporated City of Fort Bragg and the surrounding unincorporated coastal area of Mendocino County extending from the town of Westport to the Navarro River. The proposed transfer station location is within a 17-acre portion of JDSF (APN 019-150-05), adjacent to State Route (SR) 20, at 30075 SR 20, Fort Bragg, California, and is 3.0 miles east of the intersection of State Highway 1 and SR 20.

CEQA Status

The Draft EIR has been prepared consistent with CEQA (Public Resources Code [PRC] Section 21000 et seq.) and the State CEQA Guidelines (California Code of Regulations [CCR] Title 14, Section 15000 et seq.). The project could result in significant impacts and mitigation measures have been proposed to reduce the significance of impacts to a less than significant level in the areas of: air quality and odor, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, hydrology and water quality, and transportation. The project site is not on any of the lists of hazardous waste sites enumerated under Governmental Code Section 65962.5.

Siting Study

Printed copies of the Report of Findings are available at the following locations during regular business hours:

1) Mendocino County Planning and Building Services,  790 South Franklin Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 
2) City of Fort Bragg, Community Development Department, 416 North Franklin Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 
3) Fort Bragg Public Library, 499 East Laurel Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437