Southern California Edison-San Jacinto Substation Removal Action Workplan


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC)
Document Title
Southern California Edison-San Jacinto Substation Removal Action Workplan
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project involves the excavation of approximately 500 to 650 cubic yards of contaminated soil that exceeds the project specific unrestricted cleanup levels in order to minimize human exposure to arsenic, lead, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) at the Southern California Edison-San Jacinto Project Site (SCE). The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) determined remediation of the Project Site was required to address the contaminates in soil at the Project Site. This determination was based upon the findings of the Removal Action Workplan (RAW) which included previous Site Investigations and the selection of the appropriate remedial measures to address the on-site contamination. DTSC approved the RAW, prepared by Eco and Associates dated September 15, 2020 on September 17, 2020. (See NOE for full details.)

Contact Information

Anantaramam Peddada
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Southern California Edison
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Jacinto
Cross Streets
South San Jacinto Avenue, South of W. Main Street

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 30, Categorical Exemption Cal. Code Regs,. Title 14, §15330
Reasons for Exemption
1. Reasons Why Project is Exempt: 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 does not involve the on-Site 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. 4. 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 State of California - California Environmental Protection Agency Department of Toxic Substances Control 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. e. Historical Resources. The project will not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource at the Site because there are none at the Site.


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