Approval of Proposed Cleanup Remedies for Soil and Groundwater at Former Pure-Etch Company Site, Salinas, California


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Approval of Proposed Cleanup Remedies for Soil and Groundwater at Former Pure-Etch Company Site, Salinas, California
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
General Industrial

Document Description
The project consists of issuing a Negative Declaration for the proposed cleanup remedies for soil and groundwater at the former Pure-Etch Company site and to approve the Corrective Measures Study (CMS) Report. Pure-Etch has been subject to the Department of Toxic Substances Control's (DTSC) Corrective Action Consent Agreement for releases of gasoline contamination in soil and groundwater in a small area at the site beneath the closed-in-place underground storage tank. DTSC has identified the dual-phase extraction (DPE) as the preferred technology to properly remove the chemical constituents of gasoline contamination, such as benzene, tolune, ehtylbenzene and xylenes (BTEX), 1,2-dichloroethan, ethylene dibromide and naphthalene in the soil and groundwater. Removing the petroleum hydrocarbon contamination that is present in the vadose zone will remove the source of groundwater degradation via leaching of contaminants to the groundwater. To ensure that the site's land use is not changed, an administrative measure such as the Land Use Covenant, an annual site inspection and periodic groundwater monitoring will also be added to the remedy selected.

Contact Information
Cherry Padilla
California Department of Toxic Substances Control
Lead/Public Agency
700 Heinz Avenue, Suite 200
Berkeley, CA 94710-2721

Phone : (510) 540-3967


Monterey Salinas
Cross Streets
South Sanborn Road, Pellet Avenue, Sanborn Place, Vertin Avenue
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Salinas Municipal Airport
Pegasus High School
Alisal Slough

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Proposed Cleanup Remedies
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Solid Waste Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB) Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance

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