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Public Notice: Solid Waste Management Program Local Enforcement Agency (LEA)

Published: September 07, 2023

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Date of Notice: September 7, 2023

Facility Name

Central Disposal Site- Sonoma County (SWIS# 49-AA-0001)

Project Location

500 Mecham Road 
Petaluma, CA 94952

Project Type/Number

Joint Technical Document (JTD) Amendment / Solid Waste Facility Permit

Facility Contact

Chris Marks, Operations Manager Republic Services, (707) 757-2950


County of Sonoma, Department of Transportation and Public Works

Date LEA Received Application

August 22, 2023

Date LEA Accepted Application

September 6, 2023

LEA Contact

Aryam Blanco (707) 565-4541

Sonoma County Environmental Health, Solid Waste Program, acting as the Local Enforcement Agency (LEA) is certified by the Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) to enforce state laws and regulations at solid waste sites within its jurisdiction. The Central Disposal Site operates under a Solid Waste Facility Permit issued by the LEA. The operator has filed an application for a JTD amendment with the LEA. The JTD describes the design and operation of the facility.

As required by 27 CCR, Section 21660.1, the LEA is distributing this notice for the purpose of noticing its acceptance of the amendment to the JTD for Central Disposal Site.

Description of Project 
The JTD amendment addresses the following changes:

  1. Updates to the JTD text and appendices to reflect current operations, recent cell development and base and final grading
  2. Addition of Treated Wood Waste as a new waste
  3. Non-Water Release Corrective Action Plan (NWRCAP) update
  4. Remaining capacity and site life updates
  5. Preliminary Closure and Post-Closure Maintenance cost estimates update from 2019 dollars to 2023

LEA’s Determination 
An application for a JTD amendment was received by the LEA on August 22, 2023. Pursuant to 27 CCR, Section 21665(c), the LEA reviewed the application and determined that the proposed change is consistent with all adopted CEQA documents, is consistent with State Minimum Standards and does not conflict with the terms and conditions of the current SWFP. The LEA approved the JTD amendment on September 6, 2023.

Where to Get Additional Information 
A copy of the JTD amendment permit application is available for public review by appointment in the LEA office located at 625 5th St., Santa Rosa, CA 95404.

Appeals Process Information 
For information on the appeals process pursuant to PRC Section 44307 regarding the decision to approve the JTD amendment, you may contact Aryam Blanco at (707) 565-4541 or