Westley Tire Fire Site: Debris Pile Removal Action Workplan


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Westley Tire Fire Site: Debris Pile Removal Action Workplan
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project involves the removal of material located in debris piles remaining at the Westley Tire Fire Site (Site). The debris piles in question contain soil, ash, and tire debris that were involved in the fire. Debris Pile 2 was the site of the fire. Debris Piles 1, 3, 4, 6, and 7 were generated as part of the firefighting efforts. The contents of the debris piles are considered non-hazardous with the exception of the soil and ash found in the top 12 to 15 feet of Debris Pile 2 which has been classified as a California non-Resource Conservation and recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste. This classification is based on the presence of soluble zinc with concentrations in excess of the soluble threshold limit concentration of 250 miligrams per liter (mg/L). The tires mixed with the soil and ash are considered non-hazardous, but segregating them from the ash and soil has been determined to be impracticable. It is anticipated that 186,700 cubic yards of non-hazardous waste will be excavated and disposed of at a Class II landfill (most likely the Forward Landfill in Manteca, California). The 27,800 cubic yards of California non-RCRA hazardous waste will be excavated and transported to an appropriate hazardous waste (Class I) disposal facility. The removal action is anticipated to start in November/December of 2001, and take 50 to 55 weeks to complete. Following this removal action, further investigations will be conducted to determine the final remedial action for the site.

Contact Information

Eric Wallberg
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
City: Unincorporated portion of Westley

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15308
Reasons for Exemption
This project is consistent with the exemption definition because: 1) the removal is a measure to prevent the potential threat to groundwater from the pyrolytic oil, 2) there are no human or ecological receptors for potential exposure to hazardous substances that might be released during the removal action, and 3) this removal action will not have a signigficant negative effect on the environment.

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