Hixon Metal Finish Risk Reduction Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Title
Hixon Metal Finish Risk Reduction Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The Hixson Metal Finishing Plant is zoned as industrial by the City of Newport Beach

Document Description
In accordance with CEQA, the SCAQMD is the Lead Agency and has prepared a MND for the project identified above. The purpose of the Notice of Intent is to notify the public that the Draft MND is available for public review and comment. Hixson Metal Finishing (Hixson or Facility) is proposing a Risk Reduction Project (proposed project) at its Newport Beach Facility located at 829 Production Place, Newport Beach, CA 92663, which would consist of on-site tank, spray booth, and oven relocation; installation of additional air pollution control systems; construction of permanent total enclosures; installation of covers on waste water treatment tanks, preparation and implementation of an improved housekeeping and dust mitigation plan, and improvements to the Facility's electrical system. The Facility currently conducts anodizing, testing, plating, and coating operations for aerospace and defense industries. The overall focus of the proposed project is to reduce the Facility's emissions, primarily of hexavalent chromium (CrVI), in order to comply with an approved Risk Reduction Plan that was required under SCAQMD Rule 1402. The following environmental topic areas were identified as having the potential to be affected by the proposed project: aesthetics, air quality and greenhouse gas emissions; biological resources; energy; geology and soils; hazards and hazardous materials; hydrology and water quality; noise; public services; solid and hazardous waste; transportation and traffic; and mandatory findings of significance. However the analysis of these environmental topic areas in the Draft MND concluded that the proposed project would not generate any significant adverse environmental impacts. The Facility is included in the DTSC EnviroStor Database due to historic release.

Contact Information
Jillian Wong
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Lead/Public Agency
21865 E. Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Phone : (909) 396-3176


Newport Beach
Cross Streets
Production Place and Placentia Ave.
Total Acres
State Highways
Santa Ana River, Pacific Ocean, Newport Beach Harbor
Other Location Info
829 Production Place, Newport Beach, CA 92663

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Industrial (Acres 1.6)
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Cumulative Effects Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Solid Waste Transportation Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency California Department of Transportation, District 12 (DOT)

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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