59th Street Corporation Yard Demolition and Remediation Project
We’re proposing installation of a full-scale soil vapor extraction (SVE) system to remediate volatile organic compound (VOC)-impacted soil gas at SMUD’s 1708 59th Street property in East Sacramento. This project would include building demolition, installation and operation of the SVE system, and excavation and disposal of contaminated soil. Work is scheduled to begin in 2022 and continue for approximately three to four years.
SMUD is working with the Department of Toxic Substances Control to perform environmental cleanup of our former 59th Street Corporation Yard. In doing so, some of the buildings must be demolished to complete the cleanup. SMUD is scheduled to start building demolition in mid-July and will continue through the end of October. Phase I of the environmental cleanup work will start in late-August or early-September and continue through the end of the year.
During this work, you will notice more truck activity in your area along 59th Street and S Street in front of SMUD Headquarters. Trucks will not be entering residential neighborhoods. Although we will be doing everything possible to keep disruptions to a minimum, there will be a temporary, but significate, increase in truck traffic entering and exiting SMUD’s 59th Street Corporation Yard. The increased traffic will impact 59th Street, north of Highway 50, and will result in additional noise, dust and emissions during the project.
SMUD will have a water truck to reduce dust and will be performing continuous air monitoring around the perimeter of the site to ensure public safety. We are committed to keeping the community informed while this work is being performed. We will update this page regularly with schedule information, construction impacts and progress updates.
Remediating the site and disposing of contaminated soil helps ensure human health and the environment are protected. All remediation activities would require approval from the California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) prior to implementation and adhere to acceptable risk and exposure levels as determined by DTSC.
The draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (Draft IS/MND) analyzes the potential environmental effects associated with the proposed project in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). In compliance with the CEQA Guidelines, we’ve prepared this Notice of Intent (NOI) to provide responsible agencies and other interested parties with written notice of the availability of the Draft IS/MND, and to invite comments and concerns regarding environmental issues associated with the proposed project.
- View Final Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration
- View Final Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration Appendix A: Draft Changes
- View Notice of Intent
- View Draft Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration
- Appendix A: Air Quality
- Appendix B: Health Risk Assessment
- Appendix C: Cultural Resources
Timing and location
The project is expected to begin in summer 2022 and continue for approximately three to four years.
The Information Repository includes copies for draft Interim Removal Action Workplan and related key technical and public outreach documents.
- Final Interim Removal Action Workplan, September 2022
- Interim Removal Action Workplan – Approval for Implementation
- Fully Executed First Amendment to Enforceable Corrective Action Consent Agreement, Docket Number HWCA P1-13/14/007, dated October 11, 2018
- Phase II Environmental Site Assessment Report, dated February 25, 2016
- Site Characterization Report, dated December 2019
- Site Characterization Report Addendum (draft form), dated May 2021
- Site Characterization Report Addendum No. 2 (draft form), dated November 2021
- Site Characterization Report Addendum No. 2, Part 2
- Site Characterization Report Addendum No. 2, Part 3
- Site Characterization Report Addendum No. 2, Part 4
- Revised Interim Removal Action Workplan, dated July 2022
- Admin Record Index
- DTSC Public Notice
- DTSC Approval of IRAW for Public Comment
Frequently asked questions
What’s involved in the 59th Street Corporation Yard Demolition and Remediation Project?
SMUD is proposing the installation of a full-scale soil vapor extraction (SVE) system to remediate volatile organic compound (VOC)-impacted soil gas. Excavation and disposal of contaminated soil will also occur. To access the contaminated soil, multiple buildings would require demolition.
Why are some residents receiving a Notice of Intent for the 59th Street Corporation Yard Demolition and Remediation Project?
Customers who live within 500 feet of the 59th Street Corporation Yard Demolition and Remediation Project will receive a letter from SMUD explaining the environmental process and where to find more information.
There is a 30-day public comment period that begins on January 18, 2022 and extends through February 16, 2022.
What construction impacts can you anticipate?
We anticipate traffic, noise and other impacts while the work is underway. If activities might significantly impact an area, we will communicate special updates to affected residents.
If you have a critical need for electricity for medical or other reasons, we recommend you have a back-up plan for an outage in your neighborhood.
How will we keep you updated?
We’re committed to keeping the community informed while this work is being performed. We’re happy to meet with any person or group to discuss the project. In addition, we will update our website regularly with schedule information, construction impacts and progress updates.
Was there a public meeting for the 59th Street Corporation Yard Demolition and Remediation Project?
Information on the IS/MND was presented to the SMUD ERCS Committee on April 20, and the Board adopted the IS/MND for the project on April 21. A copy of the Final Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration can be viewed under the “Environmental Impacts”.