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Case Number PL13-0158
Carbon California Company, LLC, Applicant 

Notice of Availability and Intent to Adopt a Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report - Document Link:

  1. Cover Page
  2. Title Page
  3. Guide to the Reader
  4. Table of Contents
  5. Executive Summary
  6. 1.0 - Introduction
  7. 2.0 – Project Description
  8. 3.0 – Environmental Setting
  9. 4.0 – Environmental Impact Analysis
  10. 5.0 – Other Required Sections
  11. 6.0 – Alternatives
  12. 7.0 – References and Preparers
  13. Appendix A – December 14, 2017, Writ of Mandate
  14. Appendix B – Air Quality Impact Assessment; Sespe Consulting (January 2, 2019 & May 29, 2019)
  15. Appendix C – Traffic Study, Associated Transportation Engineers; October 2, 2019
  16. Appendix D – VCAPCD Agnew Lease Permit to Operate
  17. Appendix E – VCAPCD PEETS Emission Factors for Crude Oil Wells
  18. Appendix F – AB 52 Notification of Consultation Opportunity
  19. Appendix G – 2016 SR & Koenigstein Road Analysis & Ventura County Analysis Review Memorandum
  20. Appendix H – Transcript of July 28, 2016 Ventura County Planning Commission Hearing for the Nesbitt Oil Well Project (PL15-0060)
  21. Appendix I – County of Ventura, November 21, 2019 Ventura County Public Works Agency Transportation Department Memorandum
  22. Appendix J – Caltrans Letter dated September 28, 2015

 Project Description:  The applicant requests that a modification of Conditional Use Permit (CUP) No. 3543 be granted to authorize the continued operation and maintenance of an existing oil and gas exploration and production operation (Agnew lease area) for an additional 25-year period.  If granted, the operation could consist of a total of five oil and gas wells on an existing pad that include the drilling of two new oil wells and re-drill of one existing well. The use Koenigstein Road for access to the project site, and the full-time use of an existing on-site gas flare, and a change in the authorized access to the existing oil and gas facility during drilling and production operations is also proposed. Access to the lease area would be made by the use of Koenigstein Road to and from Highway 150 during drilling and production operations. A private driveway connected to Koenigstein Road would provide direct access to the drilling site. 

List of Potentially Significant Environmental Impacts Identified:
Potentially significant but mitigable impacts to traffic safety and circulation.


Location: 
The project site is located approximately 2,000 feet north of State Highway 150 and adjacent to Koenigstein Road.
APN: 
040-0-220-165

Review Period Start and End Date:
May 5, 2020 to June 19, 2020

Case Planner:
Kristina Boero, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (805) 654-2467


Case Number PL19-0046
Somis Ranch Partners, LLC, Applicant 

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF AN EIR – Document Link

Project Description: 

The project applicant requests (1) a Tentative Parcel Map (TPM) to authorize the four-lot subdivision of an existing legal lot; (2) a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) to authorize the construction of a community waste water treatment facility (CWWTF); and (3) a Planned Development (PD) Permit to authorize the construction of a 360-unit farmworker housing complex. The proposed farmworker housing complex is intended to be 100 percent affordable to farmworkers who qualify as lower income, which is classified as individuals and families who make 80 percent or below of the area median income.

Status of Project: The project was submitted to the County on May 17, 2019. To comply with the California Environmental Quality Act, the Planning Division determined that an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) was required. The EIR will address the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed project and will consider the full range of environmental topics contemplated under CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines. A public scoping meeting is scheduled for April 22, 2020 at 6pm to solicit comments on the scope of the environmental issues, mitigation measures and range of reasonable alternatives to be addressed by the EIR.

Decision Makers: The Planning Commission is the Decision-making body for the TPM and the PD permit, and the Board of Supervisors are the decision makers for the CUP. Both of these hearings are tentatively scheduled for mid- to late-January 2021.

List of Potentially Significant Environmental Impacts Identified:

Pursuant to Section 15063(a) of the CEQA Guidelines, no Initial Study has been or will be prepared because the Planning Division determined that an EIR is necessary for the project to comply with CEQA. The EIR will address the potential environmental impacts associated with the proposed project. The EIR will consider the full range of environmental topics contemplated under CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines.

Planning Division staff have conducted a preliminary assessment of the proposed project and identified the following issue areas that will require detailed analysis in the EIR:

  • Air Quality
  • Agricultural Resources – Soils
  • Biological Resources
  • Cultural Resources – Historic
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Public Health
  • Transportation
  • Waste Treatment and Disposal Facilities – Solid Waste Facilities
  • Water Resources – Surface Water Quality

The EIR will also analyze alternatives, cumulative impacts, growth-inducing impacts, and other issues required by CEQA. In addition, the EIR will expand on the environmental topics addressed in CEQA and the CEQA Guidelines by addressing the full range of environmental topics contemplated in the County’s 2011 Initial Study Assessment Guidelines.

Location: 
The approximately 36.4-acre project site is located at 2789 Somis Road on Assessor Parcel Number (APN) 156-018-048. The project site is situated just north of the intersection of Somis Road (State Route 34)/Las Posas Road, immediately north of and adjacent to the City of Camarillo. See attached Figures 1 and 2 for the location of the project site.

Review Period Start and End Date:
April 13, 2020 to May 13, 2020


Case Planner:
Justin Bertoline,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., (805) 654-2466


 

Case Number PL17-0154
Bill Camarillo, CalWood, Inc. (dba Agromin), Applicant 
 

AGROMIN SCOPING MEETING - APRIL 14, 2020

NOTICE OF PREPARATION OF AN EIR

Project Description: 

The applicant requests that a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) and an Ordinance Text Amendment to the Ventura County Non-Coastal Zoning Ordinance be granted to authorize a new Commercial Organics Processing Operation for a term of 50 years for a property in an unincorporated area of Ventura County, near the City of Santa Paula. The Conditional Use Permit will expand an existing 60,000 tons per year Agricultural Material Compost Operation into a 295,000 tons per year Large-Scale Commercial Organics Processing Operation. The project will expand the existing facility from 15-acres to 70-acres. The facility will operate 6 days a week and employ 37 people.

List of Potentially Significant Environmental Impacts Identified:
The Planning Division prepared an Initial Study which revealed that the project has the potential to create significant impacts to Agricultural Resources which must be analyzed as part of an EIR.

The Initial Study identifies mitigation measures which avoid or reduce potentially significant impacts of the project to a less than significant level for the following issues: Air Quality (Ventura County Air Pollution Control District, Planning Division), Water Resources – Surface Water Quality (Watershed Protection District), Biological Resources (Planning Division), Cultural Resources – Historic (Planning Division), Noise and Vibration (Planning Division), Public Health (Environmental Health Division), Transportation & Circulation – Roads and Highways – Safety and Design of Public Roads (Public Works Agency), Waste Treatment & Disposal Facilities – Solid Waste Facilities (Environmental Health Division).
Location: 
APN: The proposed project is located on Tax Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) 090-0-180-085, a 453-acre parcel.

Review Period Start and End Date:
March 20, 2020 to April 20, 2020

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

Document - Part 1 of 2
Document - Part 2 of 2 


Case Number PL17-0141
County of Ventura, Applicant 

Notice of Availability and Intent to Adopt a Environmental Impact Report

Notice is hereby given that a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) has been prepared by the County of Ventura, State of California, and is available for public review pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines for the Ventura County 2040 General Plan (State Clearinghouse No. #2019011026).

 Project Location:

All unincorporated areas within Ventura County

 Project Description: 

The proposed project is a comprehensive update of the County of Ventura General Plan, also known as the 2040 General Plan. The 2040 General Plan will set forth the County’s vision of its future and identify the goals, policies, and implementation programs that will guide future decisions concerning a variety of issues, including but not limited to land use, climate change, agriculture, transportation, hazards, public facilities, health and safety, environmental justice, and resource conservation out to the year 2040. The County, as the lead agency, has prepared an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). The purpose of the notice of availability is to call attention to this EIR and to request that interested persons review and provide comment on significant environmental issues, mitigation measures, and range of reasonable alternatives addressed in the EIR. The 2040 General Plan is anticipated to be adopted in 2020

Significant Environmental Effects:

The Draft EIR has identified significant and unavoidable environmental impacts in the following resource areas. 

  • Agriculture and Forestry Resources
  • Air Quality
  • Biological Resources
  • Cultural, Tribal Cultural, and Paleontological Resources
  • Greenhouse Gas Emissions
  • Hazards, Hazardous Materials, and Wildfire
  • Mineral and Petroleum Resources
  • Noise and Vibration
  • Public Services and Recreation
  • Transportation and Traffic
  • Utilities

Where the Draft EIR is available:

The Draft EIR is available for public review at the following locations:  

  • County of Ventura, Resource Management Agency, Planning Division Public Counter, 3d Floor, Hall of Administration, 800 S. Victoria Avenue, Ventura, CA, 93009, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday;
  • 2040 General Plan Update webpage at https://vc2040.org/; and
  • The Planning Division website at http://vcrma.org/divisions/planning (select “CEQA Environmental Review”).

Digital versions of the Draft EIR will also be available at the following libraries:

  • Albert H. Soliz Library (2820 Jordan Street, Oxnard, CA 93036);
  • Avenue Library (606 North Ventura Ave., Ventura, CA 93001);
  • E.P. Foster Library (651 East Main St., Ventura, CA 93001);
  • Fillmore Library (502 2nd St., Fillmore, CA 93015);
  • Hill Road Library (1070 S. Hill Rd., Ventura, CA 93003);
  • Meiners Oaks Library (114 North Padre Juan, Ojai, CA 93023);
  • Oak Park Library (899 North Kanan Rd., Oak Park, CA 91377);
  • Oak View Library (555 Mahoney Ave., Oak View, CA 93022);
  • Ojai Library (111 East Ojai Ave., Ojai, CA 93023);
  • Piru Library (3811 Center St., Piru, CA 93040);
  • Ray D. Prueter Library (510 Park Ave., Port Hueneme, CA 93041); and
  • Saticoy Library (1292 Los Angeles Ave., Ventura CA 93004).

Public Review and Comment Period

The 45-day public review and comment period during which the County will receive comments on the Draft EIR begins Monday, January 13, 2020 and ends at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

 Send Comments to:

Ventura County Resource Management Agency, Planning Division
Attn: Susan Curtis, Manager, General Plan Update Section
800 S. Victoria Ave., L #1740
Ventura, CA 93009-1740

Or via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include your name or the name of a contact person, your agency or organization (if applicable), and U.S. mail and email addresses.

Case Planner:
Susan Curtis, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Online Access for Public Review Materials:

Click on the links below to access online versions of the project materials.

Notice of Availability of a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the Ventura County 2040 General Plan  

Draft Environmental Impact Report for the Ventura County 2040 General Plan – Cover, Table of Contents, and Chapters 1 through 9 (LARGE FILE, 25+ MB)

Public Review Draft 2040 General Plan - Combined Table of Contents, Elements, and Appendices (LARGE FILE, 25+ MB). Chapter 11. Areas Plans must be accessed separately using the link below.

Draft Background Report of the Ventura County 2040 General Plan (Revised January 2020) – Table of Contents and Chapters 1 through 12 (LARGE FILE, 50+ MB)