Expansion of Williams Elementary School Removal Action Workplan


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Expansion of Williams Elementary School Removal Action Workplan
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
elementary school
Document Description
The project involves approval of a Removal Action Workplan (RAW) which proposes excavation and offsite disposal of 195 cubic yards of soil impacted with lead and organochlorine pesticides (OCPs) at Williams Elementary School (School) expansion area (Site) In the City of Bakersfield, California. The purpose of the project is to reduce the threat to human health, safety, and the environment and to provide a permanent solution that reduces the toxicity, mobility, and volume of impacted soil. Once completed, portions of the Site will be covered by Williams Elementary School buildings or hardscape.

Contact Information

Johnson Abraham
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Bakersfield City School District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
1108 Virginia Street, 1612 Lake Street, 1616 Lake Street

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
1. The project is a minor cleanup action t o b e taken to prevent, minimize, stabilize, mitigate, or eliminate the release or threat of release of a hazardous waste and substance. 2. The project is a removal action costing $1 million or less. 3. The project will not be located on a site which is included on any list compiled pursuant to Cal. Gov. Code § 65962.5 (http://calepa.ca.gov/sitecleanup/corteselist/) 4. The project will not have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances. 5. The project will not result in damage to scenic resources, including but not limited to, trees, historic buildings, rock outcroppings, or similar resources, within a highway officially designated as a state scenic highway. 6. The project will not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource. 7. The project will not require onsite use of a hazardous waste incinerator or thermal treatment unit. 8. The project will not require the relocation of residences or businesses. 9. The project will not involve the potential release into the air of volatile organic compounds as defined in Health and Safety Code section 25123.6. 10. The cumulative impact of successive projects of the same type on the same place, over time, if there are any, will not be significant. 11. The project will be consistent with applicable State and local environmental permitting requirements.


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