Former Brownies Cleaners Removal Action Workplan


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Former Brownies Cleaners Removal Action Workplan
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project involves the excavation and off-site disposal of approximately 550-775 cubic yards of tetrachloroethene (PCE) and trichloroethene (TCE) contaminated soil, soil vapor extraction (SVE), and backfill of the excavated areas with imported clean soil at the Former Brownies Cleaners site (Site) in the City of Westminster. The purpose of the project is to remediate soil and soil vapor to levels that no longer represent risk to human receptors and the environment based on current guidance and screening levels. Following soil removal and after operation of SVE for a period of six (6) months to one (1) year, risk will be re-evaluated. Certification and issuance of a “No Further Action” designation will be evaluated based on risk. Once completed, the Site will be developed with a mix of apartments and commercial/retail space.

Contact Information

Johnson P. Abraham
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
6571 Westminster Boulevard between Edwards Street and Goldenwest Street

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Categorical Exemption: CCR Title 14, Sec. 15330
Reasons for Exemption
1. The project is a minor cleanup action to be taken to prevent, minimize, stabilize, mitigate, or eliminate the release or threat of release of a hazardous waste and substance. 2. The project is a removal action costing $1 million or less. 3. The project will not require onsite use of a hazardous waste incinerator or thermal treatment unit. 4. The project will not require the relocation of residences or businesses. 5. The project will not involve the potential release into the air of volatile organic compounds as defined in Health and Safety Code section 25123.6. 6. The project will be consistent with applicable State and local environmental permitting requirements. 7. The exceptions pursuant to California Code Regulations, Title 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 project does not involve any unusual circumstances 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 view of a highway officially designated as a state scenic highway. d. Hazardous Waste Sites. The project is not located on a site which is included on any list complied pursuant to Section 65962.5 of the Government Code. ( e. Historical Resources. The project will not cause the substantial adverse change in the significance of an historical resource at the Site because there are none at the Site.


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