Proposed Amended Rule 1466 – Control of Particulate Emissions from Soils with Toxic Air Contaminants

Summary

SCH Number
2021060110
Public Agency
South Coast Air Quality Management District
Document Title
Proposed Amended Rule 1466 – Control of Particulate Emissions from Soils with Toxic Air Contaminants
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/7/2021

Document Description
Rule 1466 is designed to minimize the amount of off-site fugitive dust emissions by establishing dust control measure that can be implemented during earth-moving activities at applicable sites with soils containing one or more toxic air contaminants and designated as cleanup sites by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA), California Department of Toxics Substances Control (DTSC), State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board), Regional Water Quality Control Board (Regional Water Board), or county, local or state regulatory agency. The following amendments to Rule 1466 are proposed so as to further minimize fugitive dust emissions to the surrounding community and clarify and streamline existing provisions: 1) expand the types of earth-moving activities to include dredging, earth-cutting and filling, and mechanized land clearing; 2) enhance dust control measures for vehicles, stockpiling, periods of inactivity, and sites adjacent to schools, joint use agreement properties, and athletic areas; 3) remove alternative provisions for dust control measures, ambient dust concentration limits, and other requirements; 4) clarify and revise monitoring, PM10 calculation methodologies, and dust control measures; 5) add additional requirements for notifications and recordkeeping; and 6) streamline provisions for existing fencing and signage.

Contact Information
Kendra Reif
SCAQMD
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant
21865 Copley Drive
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Phone : (909) 396-3982
kreif@aqmd.gov

Location

Counties
Los Angeles Orange Riverside San Bernardino
Other Location Info
Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and San Bernardino Counties.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
South Coast AQMD, as Lead Agency, has reviewed the proposed project pursuant to: 1) CEQA Guidelines Section 15002(k) – G
Reasons for Exemption
South Coast AQMD, as Lead Agency, has reviewed the proposed project pursuant to: 1) CEQA Guidelines Section 15002(k) – General Concepts, the three-step process for deciding which document to prepare for a project subject to CEQA; and 2) CEQA Guidelines Section 15061 – Review for Exemption, procedures for determining if a project is exempt from CEQA. Since the proposed project is designed to enhance ongoing efforts to minimize off-site fugitive dust emissions occurring during earth-moving activities of soil containing toxic air contaminants which can be achieved without involving construction activities, it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the proposed project may have a significant adverse effect on the environment. Therefore, the proposed project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to South Coast AQMD, as Lead Agency, has reviewed the proposed project pursuant to: 1) CEQA Guidelines Section 15002(k) – General Concepts, the three-step process for deciding which document to prepare for a project subject to CEQA; and 2) CEQA Guidelines Section 15061 – Review for Exemption, procedures for determining if a project is exempt from CEQA. Since the proposed project is designed to enhance ongoing efforts to minimize off-site fugitive dust emissions occurring during earth-moving activities of soil containing toxic air contaminants which can be achieved without involving construction activities, it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the proposed project may have a significant adverse effect on the environment. Therefore, the proposed project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3) – Common Sense Exemption.
County Clerks
Los Angeles Orange Riverside San Bernardino

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
PAR 1466 Final Post Project Approval NOE-OPR   PDF 79 K

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