Reasons for Exemption
DTSC has determined with certainty that there is no possibility that the activities would 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." (14 CCR, Sec. 15382) DTSC has analyzed the environmental review documents for other similar cleanup activities, including the Interim Measures - Northern and Southern Assessment Areas and the Negative Declaration prepared in 2014 for those interim measures; the Addendum to the 2014 Negative Declaration, which was prepared in November 2015, as well as a July 17, 2017, Removal Action Plan (Cleanup Plan), Offsite Properties within the Exide Preliminary Investigation Area and Final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) to determine that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment. The TCRA is an action to eliminate the direct contact threat associated with elevated levels of lead-impacted soils at the Property. The threat will be eliminated by excavation and offsite disposal.