Removal Action Workplan, Visalia Technical Early College Site (aka: Visalia Technical Education Center)

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Summary

SCH Number
2012121083
Lead Agency
Visalia Unified School District
Document Title
Removal Action Workplan, Visalia Technical Early College Site (aka: Visalia Technical Education Center)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The project consists of approval by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) of a Removal Action Workplan (RAW) submitted by Padre Associates, Inc. dated June 14, 2014 on behalf of the Visalia Unified School District (VUSD). DTSC's approval action is being undertaken pursuant to regulatory authority granted under Chapter 6.8, Division 20 of the Health and Safety Code. The purpose of the RAW is to remediate potential risk to human health and the environment by reducing or eliminating future exposure to soils impacted by elevated concentrations of organochlorine pesticides (OCPs), the metals arsenic and lead, and petroleum hydrocarbons identified as motor oil (THPmo) in an area proposed for expansion (Project Site) on the Visalia Technical Education Center (VTEC) campus. Activities to be conducted pursuant to the approved RAW include the following: 1. Excavate approximately 450 CY (in-situ) of impacted soil from the identified areas. 2. From the excavation, segregate soil stockpile(s) by chemicals of concern (COCs) at quantities no greater than 250 CY per pile, for waste characterization purposes. 3. Conduct confirmation soil sampling, compare confirmation data to the cleanup goals (CGs) for the COCs, and excavate additional volume until the gas CGs are met. 4. Collect soil samples from each soil stockpile and analysis for waste classification per the requirements of the off-site disposal facility. 5. Load and transport approximately 730 tons of impacted soil to the appropriate disposal facility. 6. The sidewalls of the excavated areas will be rounded-off to avoid trip fall hazards and eventually the entire site will be re-graded and restored to meet the needs of the school modernization. 7. No imported fill material is planed for the Project Site. Soil removal is not planned beneath the existing paved areas surrounding the VTEC main building. The current paving and building will act as a cap to greatly limit exposure to arsenic-impacted soil identified in this area of the Project site. Also, a land-use covenant (LUC) will be executed between DTSC and the Visalia Unified School District (VUSD) and recorded with the Tulare County Recorder's Office to ensure that any onsite containment is operated and maintained and the future uses of the property are consistent with the operation and maintenance of the cap. Any residual soil contamination beneath the paving (cap) will be managed in accordance with the soils management plan (SMP).

Contact Information
Jose Luevano
DTSC
8800 Cal Center Drive
Sacramento, CA 95826

916-255-3577

Location

Coordinates
36°18'38"N 119°20'28"W
Cities
Visalia
Counties
Tulare
Cross Streets
South Linwood and Walnut Avenue
Zip
93277
Total Acres
26.29
Parcel #
119-640-001, -600-031, -650-026
State Highways
Hwy 63, 198
Railways
No
Airports
Visalia Municipal
Schools
Numerous
Waterways
Evans Ditch
Township
18S
Range
24E
Section
2

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
DTSC
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
8800 Cal Center Drive, Sacramento, CA 95826

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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