Z-Best wants to increase its output resulting in an additional 59 trucks per day. Santa Clara County Planning Department announced a public scoping session on the plan which will be held Tuesday Oct. 30, at the Gilroy Public Library in Gilroy.
The Planning Department written statement said that the public meeting has been set up to solicit comments for the Notice of Preparation of an EIR for Z-Best, the large composting facility on Highway 25 between Gilroy and Hollister.
The public session will be held at the Gilroy Library, 350 W. 6th Street, Gilroy on Tuesday, October 30 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
"The proposed project includes modification of Z-Best's existing composting process from the current windrow method to an aerated static pile process, as well as associated changes in operations and site design," explained the statement from Santa Clara County Planning. According to the announcement dated Oct. 15, "The proposed new process would result in a throughput [output] increase from the current maximum of 1,500 tons to 2,750 tons per day, which would require an additional 59 trucks per day. The project proponent has proposed that the increased truck trips be confined to the hours of 8 p.m. to 4 a.m. "
It also stated in relation to transportation and circulation that may affect Highway 25 traffic, "The EIR will evaluate site access and circulation with a focus on impacts to SR 25 from the additional truck trips. The traffic assessment would evaluate intersection levels of service for existing and projected peak-hour traffic volumes with the proposed facility expansion at the project driveway and at Bolsa Road intersection, with and without the SR realignment. An analysis of Vehicle Miles Traveled will be included for informational purposes."
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The letter also invited written responses, stating, "Written and/or email comments on the NOP should be provided to the County at the earliest possible date, but must be received by 5 p.m. on November 16, 2O18.
Those interested, were asked to address comments to:
County of Santa Clara Department of Planning and Development Attention: David Rader
County Government Center
70 West Hedding Street, San Jose, CA 95110
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