UPRR Dunsmuir Railway North Fueling Facility – Site Investigation and Interim Measure NAPL Control (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0336-R1


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 1 (Redding) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1)
Document Title
UPRR Dunsmuir Railway North Fueling Facility – Site Investigation and Interim Measure NAPL Control (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0336-R1
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Union Pacific Railroad Company

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2019-0336-R1, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Union Pacific Railroad Company. The Union Pacific Railroad (UPRR) Dunsmuir Railyard North Fueling Facility project site has been in operation since the early 1900s and historical operations have resulted in the release of unknown quantities of Bunker C fuel oil and diesel fuel, which have migrated to the vadose zone and shallow groundwater. Fuel storage and fueling of locomotives were discontinued at the site in 2003. Historical and ongoing river inspection observations confirm nonaqueous phase liquid (NAPL) movement toward the river and seepage of contaminants under and through the retaining walls into the river. Two separate actions are planned to begin in late summer of 2019 to address NAPL impacts to the Sacramento River. These actions are all listed in the order being negotiated between UPRR and the Regional Water Quality Control Board. These actions include: - River Investigation and Sampling Action: Intrusive sampling of the Sacramento River to characterize and delineate the NAPL impacts. - Interim Measure Action: Installation of an interim measure to prevent or reduce the NAPL discharge to the Sacramento River.

Contact Information
Adam McKannay
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
601 Locust Street
Redding, CA 96001

Phone : (530) 225-2124


41.21097N°'"N 122.26963W°'"W
Northern California
Sacramento River
Other Location Info
The project is located at the Sacramento River, in the County of Siskiyou, State of California; Latitude 41.21097N, Longitude 122.26963W; 5750 Sacramento Ave, Dunsmuir, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306 and 15330
Reasons for Exemption
The project consist of substrate and NAPL sampling and evaluation as well as minor cleanup actions to prevent, minimize, stabilize, mitigate, or eliminate the release or threat of release of a hazardous waste or substance which are small or medium removal actions costing $1 million or less.


Notice of Exemption
1600-2019-0336-R1_SIS_UPRR Dunsmuir Railyard_Sacramento_NOE   PDF 89 K

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