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  1. Gregory Canyon Landfill Proposed LEA Permit CIWMB Permitting & Enforcement Committee Meeting December 6, 2004 Jack Miller San Diego County LEA

  2. Proposition C Approved in 1994 by 60% of voters: • Amended the local general plan & zoning ordinance to allow a landfill • Required CEQA process and all other applicable permits • Imposed specific mitigation measures • LEA became the CEQA lead agency

  3. Proposition B • Proposed the repeal of Proposition C • Well financed campaigns on both sides • Measure defeated 63% to 37% • A form of public comment

  4. Public Participation and EIR Process • January 1999 circulated Draft EIR for public comment • Available for review in 7 public locations • Copy with printer for public reproduction • Availability advertised in Union Tribune • Public hearing; 125 people participated

  5. EIR process continued • Two additional documents, two additional comment periods • Added Internet and CD availability for revisions • A second public hearings (103 participants) • February 6, 2003: EIR Certified • CIWMB staff concurs that CEQA findings are sufficient and are supported in the record

  6. Benefits Analysis, Findings, and SOC • Project applicant prepared Benefits Analysis (October 2003) • LEA prepared staff report on that analysis • Posted both on website and invited comments • Posted comments and subsequent rebuttal comments on website

  7. Benefits Analysis outcomes • Tentative conclusion: • Project benefits likely to outweigh remaining significant impacts • Detailed work on permit text began • June 2, 2004: CEQA Statement of Overriding Considerations adopted

  8. Permit and JTD • Includes all mitigation requirements as LEA permit conditions • Ensures practical enforceability of 188 mitigation measures adopted in Final EIR • Groups requirements by project phase • GCL will reimburse LEA for oversight costs as lead agency

  9. Permit Development: Drafting • Thorough reviews and consistency checks • CIWMB requirements • EIR descriptions and mitigation requirements • JTD • All issues raised were considered and resolved. Comments helped. • Close coordination with CIWMB staff. • CIWMB staff report concurs: no technical or regulatory issues remain.

  10. Permit process, further steps • June 2, 2004 LEA completed proposed permit and EIR and submitted to CIWMB • GCL agreed with CIWMB request to delay CIWMB hearing until after Proposition B vote • GCL enhanced the project in response to comments and CIWMB / LEA recommendations

  11. Permit process, further steps • Revised Draft Permit reflects some of these enhancements. • Supplemental Statement of Overriding Considerations reflects these enhancements

  12. Summary • Project includes all feasible mitigation: • CEQA, Proposition C, LEA, other Agencies • Project meets all CIWMB requirements • No unresolved technical, regulatory, or mitigation issues • Benefits of landfill outweighs identified unmitigated impacts • Votes on Propositions C and B support this project

  13. Recommendation • This committee should recommend CIWMB concurrence • The CIWMB should concur in the proposed permit