Beverly Hills High School, AOI-1


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Beverly Hills High School, AOI-1
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), pursuant to authority granted under Chapter 6.8, Division 20, Section 25300 et seq. of Health and Safety Code is proposing to approve the Removal Action Work Plan (RAW) as submitted on September 2, 2015 by Environmental Audit, INC. (EAI) on behalf of Beverly Hills Unified School District (District). The purpose of the project is to protect human health at the Area of Interest Number 1 (AOI-1) of Beverly Hills High School (BHHS), by removing the soil impacted with arsenic at concentrations exceeding the approved screening level (ambient background concentration) through excavation and off-site disposal of the contaminated soil. The RAW focuses on excavating approximately 90 cubic yards of soil contaminated with arsenic from AOI-1 and off-site disposal to an appropriately permitted landfill. The RAW also institutes a land use covenant (LUC) on the Site to prevent future soil excavation deeper than 8 feet (ft.) below ground surface (bgs) at the Site without DTSC approval. Confirmation sampling will be conducted to verify achievement of the cleanup goal. The excavations will be backfilled with clean imported soil approved by DTSC. Project activities are scheduled to commence in November 2015 and are estimated to be completed in one week.

Contact Information
Scarlett Xihong Zhai
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Lead/Public Agency
5796 Cypress Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630

Phone : (714) 484-5373


Los Angeles
Other Information
241 South Moreno Drive

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15330 - Class 30
Reasons for Exemption
The project is a minor action designed to prevent, minimize, stabilize, mitigate, or eliminate the release or threat of release of hazardous waste or hazardous substances. The project will not exceed $1 million in cost. The project does not involve the onsite use of a hazardous waste incinerator or thermal treatment unit or the relocation of residences or businesses, and does not involve the potential release into the air of volatile organic compounds as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 25123. The exceptions pursuant to California code Regulations, Title 14 § 15300.2 have been addressed as follows: - Cumulative Impact. The project will not result in cumulative impacts because it is designed to be a short-term final remedy that would not lead to a succession of projects of the same type in the same place over time. - Significant Effect. The environmental safeguards and monitoring procedures that are enforceable and made a condition of project approval will prevent unusual circumstances from occurring so that there is no possibility that the project will have a significant effect on the environment. - Scenic Highways. The project will not damage scenic resources, including but not limited to, trees historic buildings, rock outcroppings, or similar resources, because it is not located within a highway officially designated as a state scenic highway. - Hazardous Waste Sites. The project is not located on a site which is included on any list compiled pursuant to Section 65962.5 of the Government Code.

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