Variance TWW-2021-TR-00196 to Allow the Transport of Treated Wood Waste under Alternate Procedures by Gardenworks Inc


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Variance TWW-2021-TR-00196 to Allow the Transport of Treated Wood Waste under Alternate Procedures by Gardenworks Inc
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued a variance to Gardenworks Inc to transport treated wood waste from authorized generators and/or handler facilities to handler or disposal facilities. The treated wood waste is generated as a result of fence building/repair, retaining wall construction /repairs, tree stakes removal, timber step installation, demolition - landscape construction cutoffs. The variance allows treated wood waste to be managed under procedures different from, but equally protective to human health and the environment to, the provisions of California Health and Safety Code (HSC) Articles 6, 6.5 and 9 of Chapter 6.5 and California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 22, Division 4.5, Chapters 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, and/or 20. Under the terms and conditions of Variance TWW-2021-TR-00196, Gardenworks Inc will ensure the treated wood waste will be appropriately managed.

Contact Information
Kahui Lim
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Lead/Public Agency
1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 255-3711


Napa Sonoma
Northern California
Other Location Info
Sonoma and Napa counties

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of the Environment [CCR Title 14, Sec. 15308]
Reasons for Exemption
All analysis conducted included the potential extension of the variance for an additional six months. DTSC has determined none of the exceptions to the categorical exemptions apply to this project, as described in Public Resources Code Section 21084(c), (d), and (e), and 14 CCR Section 15300.2. The handling and transport of the TWW is consistent with the actions taken by regulatory agency, to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement or protection of the environment. The approval of this variance will ensure the treated wood waste generated will be contained from release during transport to an authorized accumulation site or disposal facility.


Notice of Exemption
NOE_TWW-2021-TR-00196_signed   PDF 147 K

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