The Draft Environmental Impact Report is a blueprint of the proposed expansion project. In it, the petitioner (Chiquita Canyon Landfill) includes reports from their engineers, and how they anticipate the project will affect the community and environment. Topics covered include include effects on: air quality, groundwater pollution, real estate value, traffic, public safety, geology, cultural heritage, etc.
Because the document is lengthy and very technical, it helps to look at the executive summary, which gives basic information such as expansion maps and summaries from their technical engineers.
Due to SEQA laws, the the agency who is being petition is required to give the public 30 days to read the DEIR and comment on their concerns regarding details of the DEIR. By law, the petitioner is required to address or mitigation each comment submitted by the public. This is a very important process to help lessen, mitigate, or prevent the Conditional Use Permit from being approved.Entire Draft Environmental Impact Report