Removal Action Workplan, Former Dryclean USA/Chino Town Square


SCH Number
Public Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Removal Action Workplan, Former Dryclean USA/Chino Town Square
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project includes the approval of the Removal Action Work Plan (RAW) for the operation of a soil vapor extraction (SVE) and treatment system for contaminated soil and soil vapor at the Former Dryclean USA/Chino Town Square (site). Onsite soils are impacted with tetrachloroethene (PCE) and other breakdown volatile organic compounds (VOCs) associated with past operation of a dry cleaner at the site. The SVE will remove VOCs from soil vapors by applying a vacuum to soils through the use of four vertical extraction wells.

Contact Information

Greg Sweel
Agency Name
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Job Title
Senior Engineering Geologist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino
Cross Streets
5483-B Philadelphia Street

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 30, [CCR Title 14, Sec. 15330]
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 will be consistent with applicable State and local environmental permitting requirements including a SCAQMD various locations permit to operate along with drilling and well permits from the San Bernardino County Environmental Health Department. 4. The project does not involve the onsite use of a hazardous waste incinerator or thermal treatment unit. 5. The project does not involve the relocation of residences or businesses. 6. The project does not involve the potential release into the air of volatile organic compounds as defined in Health and Safety Code Section 25123. The project is a small scaled in-situ soil vapor extraction and treatment system which will be permitted by the SCAQMD. 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 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.
County Clerk
San Bernardino


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