Toxic Substances Control, Department of
(Department of Toxic Substances Control)
PG&E Substation P Removal Action Workplan
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), pursuant to authority granted under Chapter 6.8, Division 20, Sections 25323.1 and 25356.1 of the Health and Safety Code (H&SC) approved a Removal Action Workplan (RAW) dated June 12, 2017, prepared by Environmental Resources Management (ERM) on behalf of Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), the project proponent. The purpose of the project is to remediate contaminated soild that exceeds the project specific unrestricted cleanup levels in order to minimize human exposure to lead and the potential release of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) to the San Francisco Bay. The RAW identifies excavation and offsite disposal of approximately 115 cubic yards of soil impacted with elevated levels of lead and/or PCBs as the preferred remedy. Implementation of the RAW is expected to take approximately 30 days. Previous confirmation sampling demonstrates that removal of elevated lead and PCB areas would achieve the cleanup goals and allow for use of the site without any DTSC-required restrictions due to soil contamination.
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 Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14 S: 15300.2 have been addressed as follows: Cumulative Impact. The final remedy will 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.