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Looking for a live stream of the Zoning Adjustments Board (ZAB) meeting on 5/9/19, at 7:00pm? Please visit https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1UAnZ8kU8EWllREyOY7rwQ/. The normal viewing methods will not work this time due to a concurrent City Council Special Meeting at the same time.

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Toxics Management Division
Toxics Management Division

 Cleanup Program

The City of Berkeley Toxics Management Division (TMD) has discontinued oversight of soil and groundwater cleanup cases effective July 1, 2013; however, TMD continues to permit underground storage tank removals and environmental drilling.

Regulatory oversight of existing and future leaking petroleum fuel underground tank cases will be by the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board (RWQCB), in Oakland, California. Existing and future non-fuel contaminated properties will be referred to the California Environmental Protection Agency (CalEPA) to determine an appropriate agency to conduct regulatory oversight of these cases.

Reports for cleanup cases will no longer be maintained by TMD and will instead be required to be submitted electronically to the CalEPA GeoTracker or EnviroStor databases maintained by State Water Resources Control Board (SWRCB) and the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), respectively. Work is currently in progress to convert all related paper files at the TMD into electronic files. These files will be uploaded to the appropriate database and will be available to the public for review. The City of Berkeley will no longer receive or maintain paper or electronic files for contaminated soil or groundwater cleanup projects. Future discovery of contaminated properties will be forwarded to the attention of the appropriate State agency for regulation and guidance.

Case history and status information, reports, and regulatory directives are maintained for public review at the following websites:

You may contact Cheryl Prowell of the Regional Water Board at cheryl.prowell@waterboards.ca.gov or by calling (510) 622-2408. If you have an underground storage tank cleanup, contact Laurent Meillier of the RWQCB instead by email at laurent.meillier@waterboards.ca.gov or by phone at (510) 622-3277. You may also contact Karen Toth, Unit Chief of DTSC, by calling (510) 540-3834 or via email to ktoth@dtsc.ca.gov.

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