Variance TWW-2021-LG-00658 to Allow the Generation, Accumulation, and Transport of Treated Wood Waste under Alternate Procedures by Metro Goldline Foothill Ext
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), pursuant to Section 25143 of the Health and Safety Code and Section 66260.210 of the California Code of Regulations Title 22, has issued a variance to Metro Goldline Foothill Extension Construction Authority (CAR000314013) to generate and accumulate treated wood waste on-site. The treated wood waste is generated by the removal of old railroad tracks and old utility poles. The variance allows treated wood waste to be managed under procedures different from, but equally protective to human health and the environment to, the provisions of California Health and Safety Code (HSC) Articles 6, 6.5 and 9 of Chapter 6.5 and California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 22, Division 4.5, Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, and/or 20. Under the terms and conditions of Variance TWW-2021-LG-00658, Metro Goldline Foothill Extension Construction Authority will ensure the treated wood waste will be appropriately managed. Because the variance activities are consistent with operations of a previously approved project, DTSC has prepared an addendum to a previously certified environmental impact report consistent with Public Resources Code 21166 and Title 14 CCR 15162-15164. The variance will expire on January 31, 2022 with possibility of extension for an additional six months.