Temporary Emergency Permit for Treatment by Burning, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDFFP)

Summary

SCH Number
2010058208
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Temporary Emergency Permit for Treatment by Burning, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDFFP)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/24/2010

Document Description
Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued an emergency permit to California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDFFP) to treat hazardous waste by burning. The hazardous waste to be treated consists of up to 100,000 pounds of fireworks (Department of Transportation Hazard Class 1.4). The items are seized by the CDFFP during multiple seizure actions and are illegal for sale in California. The emergency permit is effective from May 18, 2010 through August 15, 2010. Treatment will be scheduled depending on weather, logistics, and availability of personnel. The treatment activities will be conducted by qualified personnel from CDFFP, San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Bomb Squad, and/or other local emergency response agencies. As the CDFFP does not have a permit for treatment of hazardous waste, DTSC has determined that an emergency permit should be issued. The fireworks are a potential safety hazard and present an unacceptable risk for continued storage. There is no alternative treatment available. The emergency permit is a temporary measure to allow CDFFP to proceed with its mandated responsibility to destroy seized fireworks.

Contact Information
Beverly Rikala
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Lead/Public Agency
8800 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826-3000

Phone : (916) 255-3746

Location

Counties
San Bernardino

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
This action is necessary to prevent an emergency. DTSC found that a potential for an imminent and substantial endangerment to human health and the environment exists from storage of illegal fireworks for an indefinite time period. The temporary emergency permit is necessary to prevent such an emergency.

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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