SouthWest Metal Company

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Toxic Substances Control, Department of (Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Document Title
SouthWest Metal Company
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
M2 industrial/commercial

Document Description
The Site is currently the inactive/vacant location of a former battery breaking and secondary lead smelter facility that was in operation from approximately 1975 to 1983. During this time period, Site operations included used battery disassembly; draining and storage/neutralization of battery electrolyte in several acid pits, and recovery of the lead battery plates for smelting in the on-Site furnace and kettles. The lead was refined in a series of kettles and poured into ingots for sale. A letter addressed to the United States Environmental Protection Agency from a contractor for the USEPA stated that the former facility "included one building, several concrete-lined acid pits, several unlined underground fuel storage tanks, one concrete-lined wastewater collection pond, several kilns [kettles], and some bins" (Ecology and Environmental, Inc. [EEI], 1988). In 1980, a new drainage ditch and a concrete pond (40 ft L, 20 ft W, 10 ft deep) were constructed on the south side of the Site to collect stormwater runoff. The facility dismantled in 1987.

Contact Information
Isaac Hirbawl
Department of Toxic Substances Control
740 W. Congress Street
San Bernardino, CA 92410

Phone : (714) 484-5445


34°5'55.26"N 117°18'.27"W
San Bernardino
San Bernardino
Cross Streets
Congress and G Street
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 215
San Bernardino Metro Link Statio
San Bernardino Int'l
Lytle Creek ES
City of San Bernardino concrete lined flood control channel

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Industrial (87210 Sq. Ft., 2 Acres) Waste Treatment:Hazardous (Heavy metal Impacted Soil)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Removal Action Work Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Drainage/Absorption Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Supply Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan Victorville Region 6 Caltrans, Division of Aeronautics Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency Resources, Recycling and Recovery

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