Removal Action Workplan for the 32-Acre Parcel of the Former Cornfield Rail Yard

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Removal Action Workplan for the 32-Acre Parcel of the Former Cornfield Rail Yard
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The Site is located in a mixed industrial/commercial/residential section of Los Angeles. The Site is currently vacant and undeveloped. Future plans for the Site include a State Park. Proposed removal activities are not located in proxmity to incompatible land uses and will not change the pattern, scale, or character of the general Site vicinity. The Site, in its current state, is zoned in an area for mixed commercial/industrial uses, therfore the project activities will not conflict with any applicable land use plan, policy, or regulation.
Document Description
The proposed Removal Action project would be implemented under the direction of the State of California Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Toxic Substances Control pursuant to Health and Safety Code Section 25355 (a)(1)(C). The removal action project proposes excavation and transport of contaminated soil to an offsite facility for treatment and disposal. The proposed remval of contaminated soil will be conducted in accordance with the methods, and procedures presented in the document entitled "Removal Action Workplan (RAW)". Approximately 2,850 cubic yards of contaminated soil, which is found predominantly in the top one and a half feet, will be excavated and transported to a state approved treatment facility in Kettleman City, California. Following the successful completion of the remoal action, excavated areas will be backfilled with clean soil. The Removal Action goals are almed at reducing concentration, such that future exposure to humans and potential ecological receptors are minimized, while at the same time reducing the potential for migration of constituents to groundwater beneath the Site. During its operational history, the former Cornfield Rail Yard was predominatyly used as a railroad maintenance yard which also provided passenger and freight rail services within the former Rail Yard. The Site is currently vacant and undeveloped. Chemicals of concern Include TPH, lead and arsenic in shallow soils at the Site.

Contact Information

Mr. Tedd Yargeau
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles, Los Angeles, City of
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
North Spring Street and Broadway Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Pasadena Gold Line
Castelar, Ann Elementary
Los Angeles River
13 W
Other Information
Base: San Bernardino

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Actions
Use Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW), Resources Agency

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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