Pursuant to Rule 218, the Monterey Bay Air Resources District (MBARD) solicits written comments to the preliminary decision to approve the issuance of the Title V permit renewal and major modification to the Santa Cruz County Public Works Department (Santa Cruz County) for the existing Buena Vista Landfill located at 150 Rountree Lane in Watsonville.
The facility has added a second new enclosed ground flare to the Buena Vista Landfill. Also cocated at the landfill is a landfill gas collection, treatment, and destruction system. The collected landfill gas is treated and combusted in three third-party owned and operated internal combustion engines which drive generators to produce electricity or in two enclosed ground flares owned and operated by Santa Cruz County. The electricity generated is sold to the local utility company. The three internal combustion engine-generator sets are owned and operated by Ameresco Santa Cruz Energy (Ameresco).
The public has an opportunity to review and comment on the proposed Project. Under special circumstances, MBARD may hold a public hearing. Written comments must be submitted to 24580 Silver Cloud Court, Monterey, CA 93940 and be postmarked by Thursday, July 12, 2022.Notice of Title V Permit Renewal and Major Modification for Buena Vista Landfill