Every application for a hazardous waste facility project or a specified hazardous waste facility project shall be processed in accordance with the following procedures, in addition to and consistent with Cal. Health & Safety Code §§ 25199 et seq., Cal. Pub. Res. Code §§ 21000 through 21177 and Cal. Govt. Code §§ 65920 et seq. In the event of inconsistencies between the foregoing statutes and this chapter, the provisions of this chapter shall govern, to the extent they are not preempted by operation of law.
   (A)   Determination by Director of Community Development. The Director of Community Development shall determine whether an application is complete for filing not later than 30 calendar days after it is accepted for filing.
   (B)   Consistency determination.  
      (1)   At the request of the applicant, the Director of Community Development shall issue an initial written determination on whether the project is consistent with the general plan, applicable zoning ordinances, the city’s environmental guidelines for implementing the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”), and the County of Los Angeles Hazardous Waste Management Plan in effect on the date the application was accepted as or deemed complete.
      (2)   This determination, which shall be issued within 60 calendar days after the application has been accepted as or deemed complete, will not prohibit the city from making a different determination when the final decision is made, if such decision is based on information that was not considered when the initial determination was made.
   (C)   Planning Commission hearing. A public hearing on the application shall be held by the Planning Commission not later than 180 days after the application is complete, when the Director of Community Development, upon the advice of the City Attorney, has determined that:
      (1)   The application complies with all ordinance requirements;
      (2)   That all procedures required by the city with regard to the California Environmental Quality Act have been met;
      (3)   All state and federal permits for the facility have been obtained; and
      (4)   The applicant, not later than 30 days prior to any public hearing scheduled by the city, has provided three sets of mailing labels, including the addresses of all owners of record, as shown on the latest county equalized assessment roll, that lie within a one-mile radius of the boundary of the facility, and three sets of mailing labels indicating all residents, tenants and businesses within a one-mile radius of the boundary of the facility, and placed on deposit with the city monies to cover the amount of postage for the required mailings.
(Ord. 4499, passed 8-13-07; Am. Ord. 4735, passed 5-14-18)