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The Resource Management Agency strives to ensure that its customer service standards are consistent with the Agency’s Mission Statement:

The mission of the Resource Management Agency, in cooperation with the public and our partner agencies, is to protect the consumer and community’s health, safety and environment by carrying out adopted laws and policies, and educating, assisting and empowering Ventura County residents and businesses to be good stewards of the land and our resources.


In addition, RMA has identified those core values which will guide us in carrying out our mission. These values are directly related to our customer service and include:

  • Honesty, hard work and ethical behavior

  • Transparency and accountability

  • Equitable treatment and respect of all constituents

  • Excellence in service delivery

If the Lead Agency finds that the project may have a significant impact on the environment and that there are no obvious measures the applicant can take to mitigate potential problems, an EIR will be required. An EIR may also be required if further study is needed to provide information necessary in determining whether or not the project could have a significant impact.

Case Number PL17-0154

CalWood, Inc. (dba Agromin) Applicant


Project Description: The applicant requests approval of a Conditional Use Permit and Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance (NCZO) Text Amendment to construct and operate a new 70-acre Commercial Organics Processing Operation at the site of an existing 15-acre Agricultural Composting Operation. The facility would process food and green material delivered to the site and package for sale mulch, compost and wood chip materials. A combination of open windrows, Covered Aerated Static Piles (CASPs), and Anaerobic Digestion (AD) systems would be used to process organic materials into saleable compost and mulch products. The NCZO Text Amendment proposes to amend Section 8107-36.4.1(a), Standards Relating to Organics Processing Operation. The proposed Project includes construction of six new buildings with a total footprint of 230,779 sq. ft. to be developed over 4 phases.

List of Potentially Significant Environmental Impacts Identified: Based on the analysis presented in the DEIR, the project would result in potentially significant but unavoidable impacts to Agricultural Resources and Traffic Impacts (Vehicle Miles Travelled).

Location:  The Project site is located at the south terminus of Edwards Ranch Road, south of State Route 126, approximately five miles southwest of the City of Santa Paula, in unincorporated Ventura County.

APN: The proposed project is located on Tax Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 090-0-180-085

Review Period Start and End Date: October 18, 2021 to December 3, 2021

Case Planner: John Oquendo, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (805) 654-3588

Draft EIR Document

Appendix A – IS-NOP

Appendix B – NOP Comments

Appendix C – VMT Memo

Appendix D – Vacant Industrial Parcels

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