Area C Removal Action Workplan for Gallade Chemical Inc.


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Area C Removal Action Workplan for Gallade Chemical Inc.
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project consists of the excavation and removal of approximately 675 tons (500 cubic yards) of soil located within Area C that is impacted with volatile organic compounds (VOCs). In addition, the project will include cutting, removing, and disposing of the existing concrete pavement (approximately 30 by 70 feet). There will be an average of 8 truck trips per day to transport the contaminated soil to an appropriate facility, import clean fill, and bring in material for the cap. The work will take approximately 20 working days. Following soil removal, groundwater monitoring will be conducted to assess the efficacy of soil excavation in reducing groundwater concentrations. The work described in the Area C Removal Action Workplan (RAW) is one of many ongoing steps towards complete soil and groundwater remediation at the Site. See NOE for full details.

Contact Information

Chia Rin Yen
Agency Name
DTSC Brownfields Restoration and School Evaluation Branch
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Ana
Cross Streets
1230 East Saint Gertrude Place

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
[CCR, Sec. 15330]
Reasons for Exemption
1.The project is a minor action designed to prevent, minimize, stabilize 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 24123. 4.The exceptions pursuant to Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, 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 specifically 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 because the soil beneath the Site was previously disturbed.


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