Roosevelt Elementary School Reconstruction Removal Action Workplan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Toxic Substances Control, Department of (Department of Toxic Substances Control)
Document Title
Roosevelt Elementary School Reconstruction Removal Action Workplan
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Anaheim Elementary School District

Document Description
The project involves the excavation and off-site disposal of approximately 6,000 cubic yards (CY) of soil containing elevated concentrations of metals (arsenic, copper, lead, and mercury) at the Roosevelt Elementary School (Site). Approximately 500 cubic yards of soil and waste material have been excavated and stockpiled onsite. The excavated areas will be backfilled with clean imported soil. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) determined that excavation of contaminated soil is required to address elevated concentrations of metals detected in soil at the Site. This determination was based upon the findings of the Removal Action Workplan (RAW) which included sample results from the Site and selection of the appropriate remedial measures to address the onsite contamination. DTSC approved the RAW, dated November 22, 2019 RAW, prepared by Leighton Consulting, Inc., pursuant to the California Health and Safety Code, Title 22, Chapter 6.8. See NOE for Full Details.

Contact Information
Aslam Shareef
Department of Toxic Substances Control
5796 Corporate Avenue
Cypress, CA 90630

Phone : (714) 484-5472


Cross Streets
1600 East Vermont Avenue

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
1. 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. 2. The project will not exceed $1 million in cost. 3. The project will be consistent with applicable State and local environmental permitting requirements. 4. The project does not involve the onsite use of a hazardous waste incinerator or thermal treatment unit. 5. The project does not involve the relocation of residences or businesses. 6. The project does not involve the potential release into the air of volatile organic compounds as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 25123. (Exception: Small-scale in situ soil vapor extraction and treatment systems which have been permitted by the local Air Pollution Control District or Air Quality Management District.) 7. The exceptions pursuant to California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15300.2 have been addressed as follows: a. 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. b. 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. c. 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. d. 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. (


Notice of Exemption
2020030121_Roosevelt Elementary School Reconstruction   PDF 1070 K

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