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AQMD Rule 1166 ,Site Specific and Various Locations Soil Mitigation Plan

Rule 1166 - Volatile Organic Compound Emissions from Decontamination of Soil (PDF, 26.1 kb), requires that an approved mitigation plan be obtained from SCAQMD prior to commencing any of the following activities: 
  1. The excavation of an underground storage tank or piping which has stored volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
  2. The excavation or grading of soil containing VOC material including gasoline, diesel, crude oil, lubricant, waste oil, adhesive, paint, stain, solvent, resin, monomer, and/or any other material containing VOCs.
  3. The handling or storage of VOC-contaminated soil [soil which registers >50 parts per million (ppm) or greater using an organic vapor analyzer (OVA) calibrated with hexane] at or from an excavation or grading site.  
  4. The treatment of VOC-contaminated soil at a facility.
Site Specific Plan
The Site Specific plan is designed for larger excavations and/or projects involving the handling/transportation of VOC-contaminated soils. Typical activities conducted under a Site Specific plan include:
  1. Excavations involving more than 2000 cubic yards of VOC-contaminated soil; projects involving lesser quantities can be conducted under a Various Locations Plan (PDF, 52kb); 
  2. Storage/handling of VOC-contaminated soil at approved treatment facilities; or 
  3. Situations where the standard conditions contained within the Various Locations Plan are not appropriate.
Review the sample plan (PDF, 52kb) to obtain more information about the format and typical operating conditions associated with the Site Specific plan.
Applying for a Plan
To apply for a Site Specific mitigation plan,  Contact Tom,

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