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News

  • Recall of Canned Fiesta Corn

    Del Monte Foods Inc. announced a recall of 64,242 cases of FIESTA CORN Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers due to under-processing. These deviations were part of the commercial sterilization process and could result in contamination by spoilage organisms or pathogens, which could lead to life-threatening illness if consumed. It is important to note that there have been no reports of illness associated with these products to date. No other production codes or products are affected by this recall.

    12/14/2018 5:00:00 PM

  • Monterey County cannabis workshop to center around energy needs, issues

    SALINAS – A Cannabis Industry Public Workshop scheduled for next week aims to focus on issues in providing energy to businesses.

    12/14/2018 11:02:26 AM

  • Cannabis summit to offer local history, black market enforcement panels – Monterey Herald

    MONTEREY — Cannabis’ past, present and future in Monterey County from Big Sur “Holy Weed” to NASA zero gravity horticulture practices will be covered by a number of local and statewide industry experts at this week’s Monterey Cannabis Summit hosted by the Monterey County Cannabis Industry Association.

    12/14/2018 11:00:14 AM

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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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