Georgia Pacific (formerly Grow Group) Corrective Action Completion


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Georgia Pacific (formerly Grow Group) Corrective Action Completion
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
DTSC has reviewed the RCRA facility investigation reports. Twenty-eight of the twenty nine SWMUs were found to be either non-detect or below regional background levels. Therefore, these units contain no contamination requiring action. The final unit (SWMU #3) contained minor residual levels of Total Petroleum Hydrocarbons, Volatile Organic Compounds, and Polychlorinated Biphenyls. Metals detected included tin and hexavalent chromium. A risk evaluation concurred with by DTSC's toxicologist found that these levels in soil and soil gas were below health based unrestricted use levels. The groundwater pathway was found to be incomplete and not a source of risk. Detected compounds were all at shallow depths of less than 10 feet. These detections were sporadic and at low concentrations. Groundwater at the site is documented at approximately 100 feet below ground surface (bgs), which provides adequate separation to preclude contamination with the current site conditions. These cumulative lines of evidence strongly indicate that groundwater was not, and will not be impacted. This project is a corrective action completion. This means that the facility has conducted investigations on and around all of the identified SWMUs. DTSC concurs with the investigation findings that no significant residual contamination is present at this facility. Therefore, no further investigation or corrective action is required at the facility.

Contact Information
Farshad T. Vakili
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Lead/Public Agency
8800 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826

Phone : (916) 255-3612


Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sections 15306, 15308
Reasons for Exemption
1. No additional physical activities are required to complete the corrective action. 2. Investigative results from sampling indicate that the site does not have the potential to affect groundwater. 3. The one SWMU with residual soil and soil gas contamination has been determined by DTSC's toxicologist to contain minimal contamination that is below unrestricted health based cleanup standards. Therefore, there is no need to restrict future land use at the site. 4. The site is not on the Hazardous Waste and Substances Sites List (Cortese), complied pursuant to Government Code 65962.5.

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