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­­ ­­ Comment Period on Draft SEIR for
Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project Extended 

Public comment on the Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIR)
for the Tajiguas Resource Recovery Project has been extended to
Thursday, October 9, 2014 5:00 p.m    
Click here for the Revised Notice.­

­Click here for the Draft SEIR.

Click HERE for the Notice of Availability and Environmental Documents.

There is a shorter summary of the project impacts and alternatives available here.­ Please note the Executive Summary is offered for convenience.  For a full comprehensive analysis of the project and its alternatives the Draft SEIR should be used (See above for link). 


  The Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division
is taking written and oral comments .


    Please send comments to:

Joddi Leipner, Senior Engineering Environmental Planner
Resource Recovery & Waste Management Division
130 E. Victoria Street, Suite 100
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
or email at JLeipner@cosbpw.net
Phone: (805) 882-3614
Fax: (805) 882-3601


Santa Barbara County has a long history of developing innovative environmental solutions for our community's needs.  The Santa Barbara County Department of Public Works, in collaboration with the cities of Santa Barbara, Goleta, Solvang and Buellton, is proposing to develop a Resource Recovery Project that would process municipal solid waste (MSW) currently disposed at the County owned and operated Tajiguas Landfill.  This project includes facilities that would pull out any recyclables mistakenly sent to the landfill and anaerobically digest organic material currently buried at the landfill.  This project would increase recycling to our community above 80%, generate green energy and reduce the amount of greenhouse gas emissions from our community.


http://conversiontechnologystudy.com/media/documents/Resource Recovery Project Summary 2013.pdf Resource Recovery Project Summary 2013.pdf  

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Timeline - Where We Are

The Resource Recovery Project is officially undergoing environmental review.  The Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) will be released in the beginning of 2014.  After it is released we will be seeking public comment on its contents.  In the meantime you can still send us your comments or have us meet with you and talk about the project.  Just send us an email or call us at (805) 882-3600. ­

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