Removal Action Workplan Former Southern California Gas Company/Olympic Base


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Removal Action Workplan Former Southern California Gas Company/Olympic Base
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project includes excavating the shallow soil in the eastern portion of the Alley to an estimated depth of 2 feet below ground and implementing a new Land Use Covenant (LUC) for the newly investigated and capped area extending beyond the original cap that was subjected to the original LUC recorded on May 23, 1991. The California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) determined remedial actions were required to address elevated concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) at the former Southern California Gas Company/Olympic Base Site (Site). The Removal Action Workplan (RAW) from Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) addresses the PAHs in the soil at the Site as well as in the shallow soil in the alley way (Alley) adjacent to the southern border of the Site, belonging to the City of Los Angeles. The PAHs have migrated from the Site to the Alley are reported in surface soils of the eastern portion of the Alley at concentrations that pose an unacceptable risk to hypothetical future on-site residents.

Contact Information

Patrick Movlay
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Citywide, Southern California
Cross Streets
Olympic Blvd and S. Santa Fe Ave
Total Acres
Parcel #
Portion of 5168-002-800
State Highways
Pomona Fwy
Los Angeles River
Other Location Info
2424 East Olympic Boulevard

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 30, California Code of Regulations, 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 releaseor 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 be located on a site which is included on any list compiled pursuant to Cal. Gov. Code § 65962.5( 4.The project will not have a significant effect on the environment due to unusual circumstances. 5.The project will not result in damage to scenic resources, including but not limited to, trees, historic buildings, rock outcroppings, or similar resources, within a highway officially designated as a state scenic highway. 6.The project will not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource. 7.The project will not require onsite use of a hazardous waste incinerator or thermal treatment unit. 8.The project will not require the relocation of residences or businesses. 9.All necessary permits for removal activities, transportation, and air quality will be obtained prior to remediation. The anticipated permits may include, but are not necessarily limited to, the following: a. City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Engineering Excavation Permit (Likely E Permit). b. City of Los Angeles Right-of-Entry permit for accessing the Alley. c. City and/or County of Los Angeles transportation permit(s), if necessary. d. SCAQMD Rule 401 (visible emissions) permit requirements will be satisfied prior to the start of excavation activities. e. SCAQMD Rule 402 (nuisance dust) permit and requirements will be satisfied prior to the start of excavation activities. f. SCAQMD Rule 403 (fugitive dust control) permit requirements will be satisfied, if necessary, prior to the start of excavation activities, including the preparation of a g. fugitive dust emission control plan. h. SCAQMD Rule 1466 (Control of Particulate Emissions from Soils with Toxic Air Contaminants) permit 10.The cumulative impact of successive projects of the same type on the same place, over time, if there are any, will not be significant. 11.The project will be consistent with applicable State and local environmental permitting requirements.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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