Former Marchant/Whitney Site Remedial Action Plan

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Department of Toxic Substances Control
Document Title
Former Marchant/Whitney Site Remedial Action Plan
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Vacant property includes 47,000 square-foot single-story warehouse
Document Description
Environmental cleanup of the Former Marchant/Whitney (FMW) Site located at 5679 Horton Street in Emeryville is proposed. Environmental investigations conducted throughout the 1.75-acre Site have found the presence of cadmium in soil, total petroleum hydrocarbons (TPH) in soil and groundwater, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), primarily trichloroethene (TCE), in soil, groundwater and soil vapor (air in between soil particles). TCE-impacted groundwater also extends to the west of the Site. The draft Feasibility Study/Remedial Action Plan (FS/RAP) proposes a demolition of an existing 47,000-square-foot building, soil excavation with off-site disposal of contaminated soils, soil and groundwater cleanup with heat and extraction of soil vapors and groundwater, injection of biological amendments for cleanup of residual contaminants. A soil vapor assessment is proposed to determine if contaminant vapor intrusion mitigation systems will be needed to prevent contaminants from entering indoor air in buildings, capping the Site with hardscape, and land use restrictions. The consequences include making the currently vacant site suitable for commercial/industrial usage and cleaning up groundwater that is impacting nearby downgradient properties.

Contact Information

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


Citywide, Countywide, Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Total Acres
Parcel #
49-1552-1 (1.58 acres) and 49-1319-1-20 (0.18 acres)
State Highways
I-80 I-580 I-880 I-980 SR 13 SR
Southern Pacific Railroad Tracks
Pacific Rim International School 521 Doyle Street, Emeryville, C
Other Location Info
Site is bounded by Horton Street to the east, a former rail spur to the southeast, active railroad tracks to the west, and light industrial/commercial properties to the north.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Remedial Action Plan, future development is not included )
Local Actions
Remedial Action Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

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