Removal Action Workplan, Amani Apartments


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Removal Action Workplan, Amani Apartments
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
California Health and Safety Code, Chapter 6.8 Project Description: The proposed removal activities include the excavation and offsite disposal of approximately 203 cubic yards of lead-affected soil from 4200 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles (Site), also known as the Amani Apartments project. This determination is based upon the findings of the Removal Action Workplan (RAW), including sample collection from the Site, sample evaluation, consideration of potential remedial methods for the impacted soil, and selection of the appropriate remedial measure to address the onsite contamination. DTSC has regulatory authority to approve the RAW, prepared by Leighton and Associates, Inc. (Leighton) and dated May 29, 2020, pursuant to Health and Safety Code section 25187 and 25200.14. The RAW activities will be completed in conjunction with the construction of a 5-story mixed-use building (residential/commercial). The construction project qualified as a Streamlined Infill Project (SIP) pursuant to Senate Bill (SB) 35 (California Government Code Section 65913.4). Pursuant to Senate Bill (“SB”) 35 and Government Code Section 65913.4, a project that satisfies all of the objective planning standards of Government Code Section 65913.4(a) is subject to the streamlined, ministerial approval process provided in Government Code Section 65913.4(b) and (c). Therefore, pursuant to Government Code Section 65913.4 and Public Resources Code Section 21080(b)(1), the Streamlined Infill Project is Statutorily Exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (“CEQA”) as a ministerial project. See NOE for full details.

Contact Information

Laura Radke
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
4200 West Pico Boulevard

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Common Sense Exemption [14 CCR, Sec. 15061(b)(3)]
Reasons for Exemption
DTSC has determined with certainty that there is no possibility that the activities in question may have a significant effect on the environment because the project would not result in "a substantial, or potentially substantial, adverse change in any of the physical conditions within the area affected by the project, including land, air, water, minerals, flora, fauna, ambient noise, and objects of historic or aesthetic significance.”


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