Variance TWW-2021-LG-00270 to Allow the Generation, Accumulation, and Transport of Treated Wood Waste under Alternate Procedures by City Of Santa Cruz

Summary

SCH Number
2021050351
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Variance TWW-2021-LG-00270 to Allow the Generation, Accumulation, and Transport of Treated Wood Waste under Alternate Procedures by City Of Santa Cruz
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/17/2021

Document Description
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) has issued a variance to City Of Santa Cruz (CAL000462079) to generate and accumulate treated wood waste on-site. 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-LG-00270, City Of Santa Cruz will ensure the treated wood waste will be appropriately managed. Treated wood waste is a fully regulated California-only hazardous waste because it exhibits the hazardous waste characteristic of toxicity. From 2007 to December 31, 2020, treated wood waste was managed under alternative management standards, established in 22 CCR 67386. The legislation that authorized the alternative management standards for treated wood waste expired on December 31, 2020. City Of Santa Cruz conducts a wharf construction, maintenance and restoration. The variance will expire on November 9, 2021 with possibility of extension for an additional six months.

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

Phone : (916) 322-0471
John.Muegge@dtsc.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Santa Cruz
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
Assessors Parcel # 004-311-20; 21 Municipal Wharf, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CCR Title 14, Sec. 15330
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 project activities are consistent with minor cleanup actions taken to prevent, minimize, stabilize, mitigate, or eliminate the threat of release of hazardous waste or substance into the environment. Treated wood waste removal activities are estimated to cost approximately. The approval of this variance will ensure the treated wood waste generated will be contained from release during accumulation and storage to an authorized site or disposal facility.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE_TWW-2021-LG-00270_signed   PDF 149 K

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