Long Term Facility Needs Project
Waste Disposal and Resource Recovery

Background: Salinas Valley Recycles is beginning an Environmental Impact Report (EIR) based on the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Long-Term Facility Needs Project. The Project will study a new location for a permanent transfer station for waste disposal, recycling and resource recovery center. The Project would allow SVR to implement State law requirements to increase recycling and landfill diversion activities. The Project includes studying a single site or a mix of locations in the County for the facilities/programs. A total of five site locations will be studied for the Project and each site will be evaluated based on a range of impact categories such as noise, traffic, air quality, etc. 
Using a scale from 1 - 5, how do you rate the importance of each impact category to you and Salinas Valley Communities?

Scale: 1 = Least Important, 5 = Most Important

* 1. Aesthetics
Ex: Visual characteristics and impacts. Light or glare to surrounding public views.

* 2. Air Quality/Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Ex: Greenhouse gas emission increases and/or reductions from construction and operation (including odors and dust).

* 3. Cultural Resources
Ex: Historical artifacts and resources found on the project site.

* 4. Hazards and Hazardous Materials
Ex: Hazards and hazardous materials associated with short-term construction and long-term operation activities. Onsite household hazardous waste facility.

* 5. Hydrology and Water Quality
 Ex: Storm water design and water quality. Climate change impacts such as warming temperatures, changes in precipitation, and sea level rise.

* 6. Land Use and Planning
Ex:  Consistency with applicable land use and zoning designations, plans, and policies; compatibility with other land uses. Variances or rezoning at the different sites.

* 7. Noise and Vibration
Ex: Short-term construction and long-term operational noise impacts to surrounding land uses, focusing on nearby communities.

* 8. Transportation/ Traffic
Ex: Increase in traffic from truck and vehicle trips to surrounding roadways and intersections.

* 9. Utilities and Public Services
Ex: Impacts to water supply, wastewater collection and treatment, solid waste, police and fire services, and schools and associated infrastructures.

* 10. Growth Inducing Impacts
Ex: Effects or ways the project could foster economic or population growth, or removal of obstacles to growth.

* 11. Cumulative Impacts
Ex: Cumulative impacts of the project when combined with past, present, and reasonably anticipated future projects in the area.

* 12. Legal & Regulatory Compliance
Ex: Complying with the environmental and waste reduction laws and regulations of the State.

* 13. Waste Reduction, Recycling and Landfilling
Ex:  Increasing recycling and reducing landfilling of wastes.

* 14. Access to Public Services
Ex:  Disposal, recycling and household hazardous waste services in proximity to users, ease of access.

* 15. Costs
Ex: Effects on rate payers’ garbage & recycling bills.  Community benefits vs. cost.

* 16. Economic Development
Ex: Job creation or reduction, project demand for local services and local tax benefits.

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