Gianera 2 Habitat for Humanity Silicon Valley Removal Action Workplan


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Gianera 2 Habitat for Humanity Silicon Valley Removal Action Workplan
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Approval of a Removal Action Workplan (RAW), by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) pursuant to Health & Safety Code, Division 20, Chapter 6.8 as submitted in October 2010 by Cornerstone Earth Group. The RAW focuses on excavation and off-site disposal at a permitted facility to mitigate soils impacted with elevated levels of lead. The purpose of the project is to mitigate impacted soils that exceed the project-specific residential cleanup level in order to minimize human exposure to the identified chemicals of concern (COC). The estimated volume of impacted soils is 200 to 300 cubic feet or approximately 15 truckloads. The cleanup level for lead is the California Human Health Screening Levels of 80 mg/kg for lead. Excavation activities are scheduled commence in October 2010 and are expected to take approximately one week to complete. Soil confirmation sampling will occur after removal of the contaminated soil. The goal is to remediate the Site to conditions allowing the Site to be developed for residential or unrestricted use.

Contact Information

Henry Chui
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
Santa Clara
Other Location Info
The project is located at 2261 to 2285 Gianera Street, 95053

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
C: 30; S: 15330
Reasons for Exemption
An analysis of the potential effects of project activities upon existing environmental conditions indicates that implementation of environmental safeguards and monitoring procedures that are enforceable and made a condition of project approval will ensure that impacts to the environment will be less than significant. As a result, DTSC finds that the project is exempt from further environmental review under CEQA.

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