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Dairy Element EIR

Certification of the program EIR

 

Volume 1A - Response to Comments

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Cover and Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - Introduction
Chapter 2 - Summary of Changes
Chapter 3 - List of Commentators
Chapter 4 - Responses to Comments

1. Michael LaSalle, Griswold, LaSalle, Cobb, Dowd & Gin, L.L.P.
2. Michael Virden, Kings County Fire Department
3. Brian Grattidge, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
4. Keith Winkler, Kings County Division of Environmental Health Services
5. Dave Mitchell, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
6. Debbie Pilas-Treadway, Native American Heritage Commission
7. Clay Rodgers, Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
8. Dave Mitchell, San Joaquin Valley Unified Air Pollution Control District
9. Jim Gregory, Verdegaal Brothers, Inc.
10. Al Dias, California Department of Transportation, District 6
11. Terry Roberts, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research
12. Bruce Livingston, Livingston Dairy Consulting, Inc.
13. Kelly Deming, Kings County Farm Bureau
14. Keith Winkler, Kings County Division of Environmental Health Services
15. Gary Byde, Kings Mosquito Abatement District
16. David Eisenberg
17. Antonio Pedro, Pedro Dairy
18. Jacob de Jong, River Ranch Dairy
19. Carol Collar, University of California Cooperative Extension
20. Michael Marsh, Western United Dairymen
21. Michael LaSalle, Griswold, LaSalle, Cobb, Dowd, & Gin, L.L.P.
22. Aaron Isherwood, Sierra Club
23. Chuck Draxler, Kings County Farm Bureau
24. Caroline Farrell and Brent Newell, Center for Race, Poverty and the Environment
25. Jan C. Knight, United States Fish and Wildlife Service

 

Volume 1B - A - Changes to the Draft of the Dairy Element of Kings County

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Title Page for Volume 1B

Cover and Table of Contents for the Draft Dairy Element of Kings County

Summary

Section 1 - Introduction
Section 2 - Theoretical Capacity of Kings County to Host Dairies 

Section 3 - Policies for the location and siting of dairies

Section 4 - Design Standards for Individual Dairy Projects

Section 5 - Dairy Monitoring Program
Section 6 - Dairy Quality Assurance
Section 7 - Economic Analysis of the Dairy Industry in Kings County
Section 8 - Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR)

Appendicies Cover

Appendix A - Tables

Appendix B - Definitions of Terms Used in the Dairy Element

Appendix C - Questionnaire Form

Appendix D - Figures

Appendix E - Zoning Ordinance Amendments

Appendix F - Economic Analysis of the Dairy Industry in Kings County

Appendix G - Draft Program Environmental Impact Report (Draft-PEIR)

Appendix H - Final Program Environmental Impact Report (Final-PEIR)

Appendix I - Resolutions

Appendix J - Technical Report Contents

Appendix K - Other General Plan Element Amendments

 

Volume 1B - B - Changes to the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report

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Appendix B - Changes to the Draft Program Environmental Impact Report

Section 2 - Summary

Section 3 - Project Description

Section 4 - Environmental Setting, Impacts, and Mitigation Measures

Volume 1B - C - Mitigation Monitoring Plan

Mitigation Monitoring Plan

Section 5

Section 6 - Alternatives

Volume 1B - D - Revised Air Quality Calculations

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Revised Project Air Emissions

Revised Cumulative Air Emissions

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Revised Alternative Air Emissions

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Pages 26-27
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Pages 29-30

Table of Persons, Agencies and Organizations Commenting

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Volume IIA

1. Griswold, LaSalle, Cobb, Dowd & Gin-Michael LaSalle March 7, 2001 1
2. Kings County Fire Dept.-Mike Virden, Fire Marshall April 10, 2001 6
3. Governor's Office of Planning and Research-State Clearinghouse April 16, 2001 8
4. Kings Co. Div. of Env. Health Services-Keith Winkler, Dir. April 23, 2001 11
5. SJV Unified Air Pollution Control District-Dave Mitchell May 3, 2001 14
6. Native American Heritage Commission-Debbie Pilas-Treadway May 7, 2001 16
7. Regional Waster Quality Control Board-Clay Rodgers June 7, 2001 17
8. SJV Unified Air Pollution Control District- Dave Mitchell June 8, 2001 21
9. Verdegaal Bros. Inc.-Jim Gregory June 8, 2001 23
10. California Dept. of Transportation, District 6-Al Dias June 21, 2001 24

1. Letter from Al Dias, Office of Transportation Planning, District 6 (April 20, 2001). 
2. Letter from Al Dias, Office of Transportation Planning, District 6 (Feb. 5, 2001).

7. Letter from Al Dias, Office of Transportation Planning, District 6 (Feb. 5, 2001).

1. Comments on the Revised Draft Dairy Element of the Kings County General Plan, Western United Dairymen (Sept. 10, 2001). 
2. Dairy Waste Management: An Integrated Approach to Education and Compliance, A partnership agreement between: the State of California, various Federal Agencies, the University of California, and the California Dairy Industry (Sept. 9, 1999). 
3. Production Agriculture Voluntary (Incentive Based) Air Quality Compliance Program, Agricultural Air Quality Task Force (Nov. 10, 1999).

21. Griswold, LaSalle, Cobb, Dowd & Gin-Michael LaSalle September 10, 2001 84

5. Bruce C. Douglas, Global Sea Level Acceleration, 97 JOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH 12699-12706.  
6. R.H. Essenhigh, Does CO2 Really Drive Global Warming?, 31 CHEMICAL INNOVATION 44-46 (2001).
7. C. Kuo, C. Lindberg & D.J. Thompson, 343 NATURE 709-713.  
8. A.N. STRAHLER ET. AL., ENVIRONMENTAL GEOSCIENCE (1973) at 30.  
9. R. Essenhigh, Letter to Editor, WALL STREET JOURNAL, October 10, 2000  
10. H. H. LAMB, CLIMATE, HISTORY AND THE MODERN WORLD (1982) at 171-210.  
11. R. Zhang, "Biology and Engineering of Animal Wastewater Lagoons," undated, p. 4-6  
12. RADIAN CORPORATION, EVALUATION OF EMISSIONS FROM SELECTED UNINVENTORIED SOURCES, (1988) at 5-4.  
13. Earl D. Halberg, South Coast Air Quality Management District, Engineering Report on Area Source Emissions From Livestock Waste (1984) at 2.  
14. KVB, Inc., Control of Hydrocarbon Emissions From Stationary Sources in the California South Coast Air Basins, 1978, prepared for CARB, p. 2-79.  
15. U.S. Government, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Civilian Labor Force Data  
16. Employment Development Department ("EDD"), Labor Market Information  
17. Proof of Service, dated September 10, 2001

22. Sierra Club-Aaron Isherwood, Counsel September 7, 2001 250

 

1. Communities for a Better Env't v. California Resources Agency (Cal. Super. Ct. Apr. 25, 2001) No. 00CS00300, slip op. (ordering California Resources Agency to set aside certain CEQA Guidelines sections because they are not authorized by the statute) (3 pages). 
2. Center on Race, Poverty and the Env't v. County of Kern (Cal. Super. Ct. May 3, 2001) No. 242336, slip op. (ordering Kern County to perform a cumulative impact analysis considering both existing and planned dairies; revamp the alternatives section; analyze the health impacts of dairy operations; analyze the use of an aerobic treatment system; analyze solutions in the event of groundwater contamination; detail the volume of leakage anticipated from lagoons)(18 pages). 
3. Comments of Alan E. Gay, P.E. (July 19, 2001) on Draft Dairy Element and Program Environmental Impact Report, with February 6, 2001 comments attached (9 pages). 
4. Alan E. Gay, P.E., Dairy Waste Pollution Reduction (May 2001)(25 pages). 
5. Curriculum vitae of Alan E. Gay, P.E. (6 pages). 
6. Abstracts Book, Workshop on Atmospheric Nitrogen Compounds II: Emissions, Transport, Transformation, Deposition and Assessment (June 7-9, 1999) (63 pages). Volume IIB 
7. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region, Dairies and Their Relationship to Water Quality Problems in the Chino Basin (July 1990) (109 pages). 
8. Kathy J. Martin, P.E. "Lagoon Seepage and Mass Loading of Pollutants: Calculations for the Borba Dairy, Kern County, California" (July 20, 2000) (5 pages). 
9. Stephen D. Arnold, Ph.D., & Edward A. Meister, Ph.D., "Dairy Feedlot Contributions to Groundwater Contamination: A Preliminary Study in New Mexico," Environmental Health (September 1999)(4 pages). 
10. Save Our Forest and Ranchlands v. County of San Diego, (Cal. Super. Ct. Aug. 31, 2000) No. 676630, slip op. (ordering County to prepare a revised EIR which analyzes the biological, botanical and hydrologicalresources at risk or impacted on certain lands)(9 pages). 
11. Eugene Lengerich, David G. Addiss, James A. Marx, Beth L.P. Ungar, & Dennis D. Juranek, "Increased Exposure to Cryptosporidium among Dairy Farmers in Wisconsin," Journal of Infectious Diseases (1999) (4 pages). 
12. Jonathan Knight, "Gene Plan/Dairys lift lid on drug-resistance puzzle," Nature (May 31, 2001) (3 pages). 
13. William R. MacKenzie et al., "A Massive Outbreak in Milwaukee of Cryptosporidium Infection Transmitted through the Public Water Supply," New England Journal of Medicine (July 21, 1994) (7 pages). 
14. Edward R. Atwill, "Pathogens Excreted by Livestock and Transmitted to Humans through Water," University of California Davis Agricultural Research Center (August 1997) (18 pages). 
15. Jane L. Mawdsley et al., "Pathogens in livestock waste, their potential for movement through soil and environmental pollution," Applied Soil Ecology (1995) (14 pages). 
16. Jane L. Mawdsley, Alison Brooks & Roger J. Merry, "Movement of the protozoan pathogen Cryptosporidium parvum through three contrasting soil types," Biological Fertility of Soils (1996) (6 pages).
17. Center on Race, Poverty and the Env't v. County of Kern (Cal. Super. Ct. May 3, 2001) No. 242336, slip op. (ordering Kern County to perform a cumulative impact analysis considering both existing and planned dairies; revamp the alternatives section; analyze the health impacts of dairy operations; analyze the use of an aerobic treatment system; analyze solutions in the event of groundwater contamination; detail the volume of leakage anticipated from lagoons)(18 pages). (Duplicate)

1. Review of the Revised Draft Dairy Element of the Kings County General Plan, Section III - Policies for the Location and Siting of Dairies; Section IV - Design Criteria for Individual Dairy Projects; Dairy System Design Policy; Section V - Dairy Monitoring Program; Section VI - Dairy Conformance Program; Appendix B 
2. University of California, Davis, "Dairy Waste Management: An Integrated Approach to Education and Compliance" (September 9, 1999). 
3. "Production Agriculture - Voluntary (Incentive Based) Air Quality Compliance Program" (November 10, 1999). 
4. Ordinance No. 587 - County of Kings Establishing Water Well Standards in Accordance with California Water Code Section 13801 
5. Huey D. Johnson, et al, Water Well Standards: State of California, Bulletin #74-81, Department of Water Resources, December 1981 
6. California Department of Water Resources, California Well Standards, Bulletin #74-90 (Supplement to Bulletin 74-81) (June 1991). Volume IIC 
7. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Region, Water Quality Control Plan for the Tulare Lake Basin, (1995, 2nd ed.). 
8. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Region, Annual Report [Form] for Facilities in the feedlot Category Regulated by Statewide General Permit - WQ Order No. 97-03-DWQ NPDES No.CAS000001. 
9. California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Region, Fact Sheets For Dairies 
10. Issue List and Work Plan for the 1998 Triennial Review of the Water Quality Control Plan for the Tulare Lake Basin 
11. Combined SWRCB/CIWMB Regulations, Division 2, Title 27 
12. CEQA GUIDELINES, "Chapter 3. Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act, Article 1. General" 
13. CEQA GUIDELINES, "Chapter 3. Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act, Article 2. General Responsibilities" 
14. CEQA GUIDELINES, "Chapter 2.5. Definitions" 
15. CEQA GUIDELINES, "Chapter 2.6. General" 
16. CEQA GUIDELINES, "Chapter 4.5. Streamlined Environmental Review" 
17. CEQA GUIDELINES, "Chapter 3. Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act, Article 5. Preliminary Review of Projects and Conduct of Initial Study" 
18. CEQA GUIDELINES, "Chapter 3. Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act, Article 10. Considerations in Preparing EIRs and Negative Declarations" 
19. CEQA GUIDELINES, "Chapter 3. Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act, Article 18. Statutory Exemptions" 
20. CEQA GUIDELINES, "Chapter 3. Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act, Article 19. Categorical Exemptions" 
21. CEQA GUIDELINES, "Chapter 3. Guidelines for Implementation of the California Environmental Quality Act, Article 20. Definitions" 
22. CEQA GUIDELINES, "Final Adopted Revision to State CEQA Guideline 14 C.C.R. Section 15064(i) including non-substantial changes" Volume IID

6. Estimated Timeline for Conditional Use Permit No. 98-14 (Galhandro) (Faxed December 4, year unknown).

Appendix B

Appendix C

Appendix D

Appendix E

Appendix F

Appendix G

Appendix H

Appendix I

Appendix J

Appendix K

Appendix L

Appendix M

Appendix N

Appendix O

Appendix P

21. Letter from Karen J. Miller, Chief, Endangered Species Division, U.S. Fish and WildlifeService, Department of the Interior, Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office to Kris Cardoza,Associate Planner, Kern County Planning Department, regarding Proposed NegativeDeclaration for EA KC 1-99 (October 1, 1999).

Appendix Q

Appendix R

Appendix S

Appendix T

Appendix U