DTSC News Feed April 2016

DTSC News Feed is a weekly email that pulls together short updates and internet links to keep you informed about the latest accomplishments and news highlights at the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC).

 

APRIL 25, 2016

  • DTSC's will hold the Exide Advisory Group meeting from 4:00 to 6 p.m. and a public meeting from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on April 28 in the City of Commerce. For details about the meetings, click here.

APRIL 18, 2016

  • DTSC Deputy Director Meredith Williams was featured in an ABC 7 story on the copper-free brake pads regulations. A public hearing will be held on the proposed regulation on May 27 and DTSC is accepting public comments until May 23.
  • DTSC is supervising the cleanup of a PG&E site in Napa that might be made available for redevelopment by 2021. 
  • Chatsworth Park South will reopen by the end of this year, after a DTSC monitored cleanup is complete.  
  • DTSC has collected more than 1,400 access agreements from residents near the former Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers.

April 7, 2016

  • The State Senate approved the $176.6 million funding bill Governor Brown proposed to fund the expedited and expanded testing and cleanup of residential properties around the former Exide facility in Vernon. See coverage from EGP News and The Washington Times.
  • U.S EPA has proposed adding the Argonaut Mine Site in Jackson to the Superfund National Priority List. DTSC installed a storm water diversion system in November 2015 at the 100-year old Argonaut dam to help direct storm water around the tailings.
  • DTSC's schools program is setting the gold standard for making properties safe.
  • More than 700 properties have been sampled near the Exide facility in Vernon. See the latest cleanup numbers here.

 
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