Resources Recycling and Recovery, Department of
(California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery)
Remediation of the Old Grass Valley Burn Dump
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The remediation of the Old Grass Valley Burn Dump (Site) will be carried out by the project proponent, Doan Investments, in the Spring of 2005. The Site is a portion of Assessor's Parcel Number 25-120-01 and contains approximately nine acres. The CIWMB is the lead agency under CEQA and the administering agency under Chapter 6.65, Division 20 California Health and Safety Code for the investigation and remediation of the Site. The remediation will result in (1) closure of the Site, (2) establishment of an appropriate buffer zone around the Site and (3) restrictions on future development of the Site and the buffer zone. The project does not include any subsequent development proposals which will be subject to their own independent CEQA review under the auspices of the appropriate lead agency.
The remediation of the Site is exempt for actions taken by regulatory agencies to protect the environment. Closure of the Site is required under State law and a federal court-approved settlement. Closure of the Site will involve consolidation and capping of residual waste that has been in an uncovered state for over thirty years. Closure of the Site will "assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement" and "protection" of the environment. The cost estimate for remediation of the site is approximately $300,000, which is under the $1 million limit.