Northwest Block Atlantic and South Response Plan


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Northwest Block Atlantic and South Response Plan
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) approved the Response Plan (RP) for the Northwest Block Atlantic and South (Project Site) to address soils with elevated concentrations of lead. Remediation activities consist of the excavation of approximately 1,700 cubic yards of the impacted soil. The Cleanup document, referred to as a Response Plan, summarized previous environmental investigations and concluded that the excavation of impacted soil is required to protect human health and the environment.

Contact Information

Anthony Rosas
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Long Beach
Los Angeles
Southern California
Total Acres
Other Information
5801, 5821, 5823, and 5825 Atlantic Avenue, 501, 503, 505, 507, and 509 East South Street, and 5822 Linden Avenue, Long Beach

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Title 14, Section15330
Reasons for Exemption
1. The project is a minor action designed to prevent, minimize, stabilize, mitigate or eliminate the release or threat of release of hazardous waste or hazardous substances. 2. The project will not exceed $1 million in cost. 3. The project does not involve the onsite use of a hazardous waste incinerator or thermal treatment unit or the relocation of residences or businesses and does not involve the potential release into the air of volatile organic compounds as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 25123.6 (except a small scale in-situ soil vapor extraction and treatment system which have been permitted by the local Air Pollution Control District or Air Quality Management District). 4. The project is consistent with applicable state and local environmental permitting requirements including, but not limited to, off-site disposal, air quality rules such as those governing volatile organic compounds and water quality standards and approved by the regulatory body with jurisdiction over the site. Prior to implementing field activities, all necessary permits will be obtained from SCAQMD. 5. The exceptions pursuant to Cal. Code Regs., 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 environmental safeguards and monitoring procedures that are enforceable and made a condition of project approval will prevent unusual circumstances from occurring 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 a highway officially designated historic as a state scenic highway. (d) Hazardous Waste Sites. The project is not located on a site which is included on any list compiled pursuant to Section 65962.5 of the Government Code. (e) Historical Resources. The project will not cause a substantial adverse change in the significance of a historical resource at the Site because there are none at the Site.


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