Santa Cruz Company Lumber Removal Action Workplan


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Santa Cruz Company Lumber Removal Action Workplan
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Department of Toxic Substances (DTSC) approved the Santa Cruz Lumber (Project Site) Removal Action Workplan (RAW). The Cleanup document, referred to as a RAW, summarized the environmental conditions at the Project Site and identified the remediation to address arsenic-contaminated soil. The RAW concluded that excavation of approximately 630 cubic yards (cy) of the arsenic-contaminated soil is required to protect human health and the environment. In addition, the RAW concluded that capping a portion of the arsenic-contaminated soil with an asphalt cap in areas with flat ground, and a vegetative cover surrounded by a fence in areas where it is too steep to install an asphalt cap is necessary to limit access to areas of arsenic-contaminated soil that won’t be removed.

Contact Information

Jayantha Randeni
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Job Title
Sr. Hazardous Substances Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Citywide, Northern California
Cross Streets
Graham Hill Road and Roaring Camp Road
Other Location Info
5843 Graham Hill Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Common Sense Exemption [CCR, Sec. 15061(b)(3)]
Reasons for Exemption
Based on the following reasons, DTSC has determined with certainty that there is no possibility that the Project activities in question may have a significant effect on the environment because the project would not result in "a substantial, or potentially substantial, adverse change in any of the physical conditions within the area affected by the project, including land, air, water, minerals, flora, fauna, ambient noise, and objects of historic or aesthetic significance." 1. The site is in a previously developed area and does not provide habitat value. 2. The Project activities will not have a potential for a significant impact due to Project Controls that will be implemented during the remediation project as summarized below. 3. A California-state licensed construction contractor will conduct the construction activities. Fieldwork will be conducted following the safety guidelines provided in a site-specific health and safety plan (SSHSP) prepared specifically for the project. The SSHSP will be prepared in accordance with guidelines set forth in Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations, Section 5192 and includes but is not limited to project controls for heavy equipment safety operations, air monitoring for on and off-site emissions, personal protective equipment. 4. Site security will be established according to the type of operations, potential for exposure to contaminants, and potential for contact with other safety hazards. Site security measures that will protect the construction area and prevent unauthorized access include the following: Access will be controlled by the existing fencing, rolling gate, and structures. Only the construction crew, contractor staff, and authorized personnel will be on the Site during working hours. No unauthorized personnel will be allowed in the controlled areas of the Site. All visitors must have prior approval from the contractor before being admitted to the Site. All visitors must read and acknowledge the SSHSP and possess documentation that they have the training necessary to enter the active work zone. 5. All construction will be conducted at least 150 feet away from the nearest resident. 6. All fieldwork will be conducted according to a SSHSP and only properly trained personnel will be employed. Licensed contractors and transporters will also be used. Prior to excavation, the Underground Services Alert (USA) will be contacted for locating specific Pipelines/conduits/electrical/phone/water/sewer, etc. 7. The community surrounding the Site will not be affected because the noise and dust levels will be controlled by engineering controls according to the Air Monitoring and Dust control Plan.
County Clerk
Santa Cruz


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