New Florence Griffith-Joyner Elementary School Removal Action Workplan


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
Document Title
New Florence Griffith-Joyner Elementary School Removal Action Workplan
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Removal Action Workplan (RAW) specifies cleanup procedures to be implemented at the new Florence Griffith-Joyner Elementary School for excavation, removal, backfill, and off-site diposal of soils contaminated with lead. Excavation, sampling, and removal activities are expected to occur over a seven-day period. Approximately 155 cy of contaminated soil will be excavated and hauled off-site from five localized areas. Based on the analytical results from the Preliminary Endangerment Assessment (PEA) investigation, lead levels ranged from non-detect to 812 parts per million. Results of the PEA further indicates that the excavation depths will not exceed 2 feet below ground surface (bgs) with most of the lead-impacted area being excavated to a depth of one-foot bgs. After the lead impacted soil is removed, confirmation soil samples will be collected to verify the specified cleanup goal [255 mg per kg] has been achieved. The DTSC uses 255 mg/kg as the screening number based on the DTSC Lead Spread Model and school site guidance documents.

Contact Information

Robbie Morris
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15330
Reasons for Exemption
The activity is a minor cleanup action to be taken to prevent, minimize, stabilize, mitigate, or eliminate the release or threat of release of a hazardous waste or substance, with the removal action costing approximately $80,000. The approved RAW includes an Excavation Plan, Engineering Evaluation/Cost Analysis, Health and Safety Plan, Transportation Plan Equivalent, and Dust Control Measures. Fieldwork will be conducted utilizing these engineering, administrative, and work practice controls. The project will not have a significant effect on the environment because of the relatively small volume, short project duration, and the controlled manner in which contaminated soils will be excavated, loaded onto trucks and taken off-site for disposal. The Site is not on the Hazardous Waste and Substances Sites List or in a sensitive cultural or biological resource area.

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.

Download CSV New Search Print