Tracy Tire Fire Site, Phase I


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Joaquin County
Document Title
Tracy Tire Fire Site, Phase I
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
On August 7, 1998, the tires being illegally stored at the TTFS were ignited. It was estimated that the site contained seven million tires when the fire erupted. The fire burned for more than two and a half years before being extinguished by the Board in December 2000. Approximately 45,000 to 60,000 cubic yards of zinc and lead contaminated materials remain on site. The remnants of the burned tires include ash, wire, and pyrolytic oil. The site also contains abandoned vehicles, metal debris, scorch equipment, 50,000+ used oil filters, and a number of used oil drums. The site remedial action plan for the removal of the contaminated soil is being completed by the California Integrated Waste Management Board and coordinated through the Department of Toxic and Substances Control and the Central Valley Water Quality Board. This report should be available by early June 2003. This Notice and Exemption only covers the removal of the abandoned vehicles, metal debris, scorched equipment, 50,000+ used oil filters, used oil drums and site logical issues (i.e., power, communications, access issues and restrictions for Phase II). The Board's remediation contractor will remove and haul the oil filters, solid waste, and drums of used oil to an appropriate facility. Metal debris, including appliances, vehicles, and equipment, will be segregated from solid waste and hauled to appropriate recycling facilities. Once the debris is removed, the Board's contractor will begin setting up a staging area for future remediation work and then demobilize. No new roads or work areas will be created in the gravel pit during this phase of the Tracy Tire Fire Remediation Project. All work will be from previously established roads and work/storage areas.

Contact Information

Kim Matthews
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 3, Sec 15303 c
Reasons for Exemption
There are no threatened or endangered species or habitats at this site. The soil in this area is a sandy loam of the Gorman Series.

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