Toxic Substances Control, Department of
(Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Fresno Battery Exchange Removal Action Workplan
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project is a Removal Action Workplan (RAW) for the remediation of the Fresno Battery Exchange (FBE) site, hereinafter referred to as the "Site." The RAW was prepared pursuant to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act (CERCLA), and the State of California guidance.
The RAW will excavate approximately 1,925 cubic yards of lead contaminated soil with transportation and disposal to an off-site permitted Class I facility. The depth of excavations will average 2 feet, with two minor areas being excavated depths of 5 and 10 feet respectively. The excavated areas will be backfilled with clean fill material once the excavation activities, including confirmation sampling, are completed.
The only chemical of concern (COC) for the Site is lead. Utilizing the Leadspread model for a residential health risk scenario, the remediation goal established for lead is 146 mg/kg.
Although the Site is on the Hazardous Waste and Substances Sites List, DTSC has determined that there is no possibility of a significant environmental impact from the project because:
1. The requirements issued for the services for the removal actions will require that the contractor be a qualified California Class A Hazardous Waste Contractor. The Contractor will be responsible for and be prepared to take appropriate action in varying levels of health and safety, personnel protective equipment, dust control measures, Site security, and other activities associated with the handling, storing, transporting, and on/off-site management of a hazardous substance.
2. The Site will be remediated to levels acceptable for unrestricted land use.
3. Perimeter air monitoring will be conducted at the Site and baseline air monitoring will be conducted the week prior to field activities commencement. Dust control measures will be implemented during excavation activities.
4. The Contractor will be required to submit a Site specific Health and Safety Plan (HASP).
5. It is not expected that traffic created will be substantial in relation to the existing capacity of local roadways.
6. The project will not affect any known sensitive biological habitat.
7. No historical buildings/sites or cultural resource areas are located near the Site.
8. This project is a soil remediation project only, the domestic well will be evaluated in the future to determine whether or not it will need to be abandoned and whether any groundwater remediation is required.
9. The remediation contractor will identify and confirm the location of underground utilities prior to the start of work.
10. The Site will be fenced to prevent unauthorized entry during remediation activities.