Emergency Permit to Open Burn/Open Detonate Illegal fireworks by the San Diego Country Sheriffs Department Bomb/Arson Unit
- SCH Number
- Lead Agency
- Toxic Substances Control, Department of (Department of Toxic Substances Control)
- Document Title
- Emergency Permit to Open Burn/Open Detonate Illegal fireworks by the San Diego Country Sheriffs Department Bomb/Arson Unit
- Document Type
- NOE - Notice of Exemption
- Document Description
- On June 18, 2004, the Department of Toxic Substances Control issued an Emergency Permit to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department Bomb/Arson Unit of the destruction of approximately 800 pounds of illegal fireworks by Open Burn/Open Detonation. The fireworks were confiscated by the U.S. Custom's Service at various points of entry during June 2004 for disposal at the San Diego Country Sheriffs Department Bomb Disposal range in east San Diego. The fireworks were stored within a fenced area and with appropriate explosive storage bunkers with alarms. Between June 23 and 30, 2004, the fireworks will be destroyed at the bomb Disposal range by the San Diego Country Sheriffs Department Bomb/Arson Unit via open burn/open detonation…The fireworks will be burned until the material is reduced to ashes. Once the fireworks are destroyed, the San Diego County Sheriff's Department will inspect the debris and ash and determine whien it is safe (no potential for an explosive reation). The residuals will then be placed into plastic construction bags and transported by Country of San Diego HAZMAT personnel to the Permanent Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facilitiy operated by San Diego County Department of Environmental Health.
- Contact Information
Department of Toxic Substances Control
400 P Street, 4th Floor P.O. Box 806
Sacramento, CA 95812-0806
Phone : (916) 324-0705
- San Diego
Notice of Exemption
- Exempt Status
- Emergency Project
- Type, Section or Code
- section 15269 (c)
- Reasons for Exemption
- DTSC determined that, for public safety reasons and to minimize exposure of the public to the illegal fireworks, it was necessary to destroy the illegal fireworks within a short time frame rather than allowing them to be stored indefinitely. DTSC also determined that, for public safety reasons and to minimize exposure of the public to the illegal fireworks, although the fireworks were transportable on public roads, the fireworks should not be transported unless necessary… The project will implement control measures in order to ensure that project impacts would be insignificant.
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