Van Sickle Barn Remediation


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Tahoe Conservancy
Document Title
Van Sickle Barn Remediation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A Notice of Exemption for a project to remediate existing hazardous conditions due to lead paint on the Van Sickle Barn within the Van Sickle Bi-State Park. Work will include removal of the lead-based paint on the exterior wood structure and doorways, removal of any dry rot, replacement of warped trimming with in-kind materials, repainting the structure to match existing colors, removal and replacement of lead contaminated soil around the building (approximately 5 feet wide by 1 foot deep), and replacement of surrounding contaminated rock as needed. Work will be done in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for Treatment of Historic Properties.

Contact Information

Nick Meyer
Agency Name
California Tahoe Conservancy
Job Title
Associate Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado
Northern California
Cross Streets
Montreal Road and Heavenly Village Way

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Classes 1, 30 & 31; GOV §§ 15301, 15330, & 15331.
Reasons for Exemption
The project includes operation, repair, maintenance, and minor alterations to the existing, historical facility involving no expansion of use which is categorically exempt under Class 1 and Class 31. The barn will be repainted paint with color matched paint to not cause substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource, consistent with Class 31. The project is also exempt under Class 30 because it includes the minor cleanup action taken to mitigate and eliminate the release or threat of release of a hazardous substance.


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