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News

  • Illegal Grease Dump found on Lapis Road

    On Thursday, April 12, 2017, a team from Monterey County Health Department’s Environmental Health Bureau responded to a report of two 55- gallon drums disposed on Lapis Road in Marina. It appears the drums contained kitchen grease and the contents had spilled onto the ground. The drums did not have lids. This may be the fourth such disposal of kitchen grease on Lapis Road.

    4/16/2018

  • South County Enviornmental Compliance Workshop

    The Monterey County Health Department, Environmental Health Bureau is presenting the 18th Annual South County Environmental Compliance Workshop “Monterey County Hazardous Materials Management Service Update”. The workshop is free to all businesses, government agencies, and members of the public, and will focus on current environmental issues such as Agricultural Technology and Safety, Surviving your Hazardous Materials and Hazardous Waste Inspection, Water Well Program Update, Septic Systems and the new LAMP, CERS Update, Air District Update, PG&E Dig Safely and the Solid Waste Voucher Program.

    4/12/2018

  • Monterey County Announces Temporary Closure of Red Barn Flea Market

    Effective the morning of April 15, 2018, the Red Barn Flea Market will be closed pending a hearing on Monterey County’s application for an appointment of a receiver, a neutral third party, to operate the flea market and bring the property into compliance with state law and County code. A hearing on that application is scheduled for April 27, 2018 in Monterey County Superior Court.

    4/11/2018 1:01:00 PM

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Site Mitigation - Guidelines, Forms & Worksheets

Sites may become contaminated with toxic chemicals discarded-television_fysOVeAdthrough illegal dumping or disposal, from leaking underground storage tanks, or through industrial or commercial activities.  These sites may pose a hazard to the public health & safety and the environment.  Therefore, the investigation and cleanup of these contaminated sites must be conducted under the supervision of the hazardous materials branch.  At a minimum, any investigative work shall require a work plan, site safety plan, application for site mitigation and work plan review and a fee.  Allow seven working days for processing.  Incomplete or unapproved submittals will be returned.  Approval of the work plan must be obtained before any work is started.  A letter of closure may be written by the Monterey County Environmental Health Bureau based on the findings of the investigation.


Guidelines for Mitigation

Investigation and clean-up of contaminated sites must be conducted according to the Guidelines for Site Mitigation, below.  The purpose of these guidelines is to provide a uniform procedure that can be followed to mitigate a contaminated site properly as quickly as possible.  The guidelines cover four phases of work that must be accomplished:

  1. Preliminary site assessment
  2. Soil and groundwater investigation
  3. Corrective action implementation  
  4. Verification of monitoring.

Other requirements are also discussed in the Guidelines for Site Mitigation.

All submittals must be signed by a Registered Geologist or Certified Civil Engineer for Subsurface Investigations.


Forms and worksheets

Forms and worksheets

Document Description
Guidelines For Site Mitigation
Downloadable PDF - Mitigation and clean up of sites contaminated with motor vehicles fuels, hazardous materials, hazardous substances or hazardous waste shall adhere to the following guidelines. The purpose of the guidelines is to provide a uniform procedure so that mitigation of contaminated sites can occur in a proper fashion as quickly as possible.

Application for site mitigation inspection and work plan review

Downloadable PDF Application for site mitigation inspection and work plan review
Contamination Reporting Procedures Downloadable PDF - The Environmental Health Bureau (EHB) will be notified within 30 days if during the UST removal, and/or the investigation, installation, or destruction of Monitoring Wells or Soil Borings, that contamination is discovered at, or above the Monterey County Action Levels.
Site Safety Plan Downloadable PDF - Site and Safety Plan for Underground storage tank-repairs, removal, installations; Investigation/Remediation of Contaminated sites; Monitoring well & soil Boring.
Hydraulic Lift And Reservoir Removal Procedure Downloadable PDF for Procedures for the removal of the Hydraulic Lift And Reservoir Removal


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