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Jefferson High School

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has completed a Draft Preliminary Environmental Assessment-Equivalent report (PEA-E) for the Modernization Project at Jefferson High School in Los Angeles, California.  The PEA-E presents the findings of environmental investigations performed, and recommends the removal and proper off-site disposal of approximately 229 cubic yards of soil containing elevated levels of arsenic, lead, and organochlorine pesticides. There is no immediate health risk because the arsenic, lead and organochlorine pesticide impacted soil is currently covered with asphalt.  The public comment and review period is from March 30, 2017 through April 29, 2017.

 
 
Venice High School Comprehensive Modernization RAW
 
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has completed a Removal Action Workplan report (RAW) for the Comprehensive Modernization Project (Comp Mod) at Venice High School in Los Angeles, California.  The RAW presents the findings of environmental investigations performed in support of the Comprehensive Modernization Project. The removal and proper off-site disposal of approximately 185 cubic yards of soil containing elevated levels of arsenic and lead is detailed in the RAW. There is no immediate health risk because the arsenic and lead impacted soil is currently covered with asphalt.  The public comment and review period is from March 14, 2017 through April 13, 2017.
 
 
 
Venice High School Seismic Modernization Project Lunch Shelter RAW

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has completed a Removal Action Workplan report (RAW) for the Lunch Shelter Seismic Modernization Project (SMP) at Venice High School in Los Angeles, California.  The RAW presents the findings of environmental investigations performed in support of the Lunch Shelter Modernization Project. The removal and proper off-site disposal of approximately 71 cubic yards of soil containing elevated levels of arsenic is detailed in the RAW. There is no immediate health risk because the arsenic impacted soil is currently covered with asphalt.  The public comment and review period is from March 1, 2017 through March 30, 2017.
 
 

Venice Senior High 

 
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has completed a Preliminary Environmental Assessment-Equivalent report (PEA-E) for the Modernization Project at Venice High School in Los Angeles, California.  The PEA-E presents the findings of environmental investigations performed, and recommends the removal and proper off-site disposal of approximately 173.9 cubic yards of soil containing elevated levels of arsenic and lead. There is no immediate health risk because the arsenic and lead impacted soil is currently covered with asphalt. The public review period is from February 3, 2017 through March 4, 2017.

 

 
 

Huntington Park High School Comprehensive Modernization Project

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has completed a Draft Preliminary Environmental Assessment-Equivalent report (PEA-E) for the Modernization Project at Huntington Park High School in Los Angeles, California.  The PEA-E presents the findings of environmental investigations performed, and recommends the removal and proper off-site disposal of approximately 116.7 cubic yards of soil containing elevated levels of arsenic, lead, and organochlorine pesticides. There is no immediate health risk because the arsenic, lead and organochlorine pesticide impacted soil is currently covered with asphalt.  The public comment and review period is from March 1, 2017 through March 30, 2017.

 
 
 
93rd Street Elementary School, Food Services Upgrade Project
 
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) completed a Preliminary Environmental Assessment-Equivalent report (PEA-E) for the Food Services Upgrade Project at 93rd Street Elementary School in Los Angeles, California. The PEA-E presents the findings of environmental investigations performed and recommended removal of six cubic yards of soil containing elevated levels of lead and 120 cubic yards of soil containing elevated levels of arsenic.  At the time of the investigation both areas were covered with asphalt.  The soil was removed and taken to a properly licensed facility off-site in July 2016. A Soil Removal Report has been generated documenting these activities.
 
 
Berendo Middle School, Modernization Project

The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) invites public comment on the draft Preliminary Environmental Assessment-Equivalent report (PEA-E) for the Modernization Project at Berendo Middle School in Los Angeles, California.  The draft PEA-E present the findings of the environmental investigation performed and recommended removal of one-and-a-half (1.5) cubic yards of soil containing elevated levels of lead and three (3) cubic yards of soil containing elevated levels of arsenic. LAUSD is seeking comments on the draft report prior to finalizing the report and completing the soil removal. Both areas are inaccessible to students, faculty and staff.  The soil is to be removed and taken to a properly licensed facility off-site. Upon completion of the soil removal and confirmation sampling, a Soil Removal Report will be generated and published to this website.
 

Crenshaw High School, Modernization Project

 
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) has completed a Preliminary Environmental Assessment-Equivalent report (PEA-E) for the Modernization Project at Crenshaw High School in Los Angeles, California.  The PEA-E presents the findings of environmental investigations performed, documents the removal and proper off-site disposal of less than one cubic yard of soil with elevated concentrations of arsenic, and recommends the removal and proper off-site of approximately 525 cubic yards of soil containing elevated levels of arsenic. There is no immediate health risk because the contamination is currently covered with asphalt.   
  • Public Comment Period - April 28, 2016 to May 30, 2016 (Completed)
 
 
Foshay Learning Center, Seismic Modernization Project
 
The Los Angeles Unified School District’s (LAUSD) has completed a Preliminary Environmental Assessment-Equivalent (PEA-E) for the Seismic Modernization project within the Foshay Learning Center in Los Angeles, California.  The PEA-E presents the findings of environmental investigations performed and documents the removal and off‐site disposal of approximately 80 tons of soil with elevated concentrations of arsenic and lead. During future construction (currently scheduled for Spring 2017) approximately one additional cubic yard of soil containing elevated concentrations of lead is to be removed and properly disposed of off-site.  No risk currently exists as this area is currently and will remain covered with asphalt pavement until the construction begins. 
 
 
Jordan High School Bleacher Replacement Project
 
The Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) Removal Action Workplan (RAW) to remove lead and arsenic impacted soil as part of a Bleacher Replacement Project at the David Starr Jordan High School in Los Angeles, California.  The RAW proposes excavation of up to 3,600 cubic yards of soil and an Institutional Control to address the lead and arsenic impacted soil. There is no immediate health risk because the contamination is found at depth (greater than 6 inches) and/or is not currently accessible due to surface features (i.e. asphalt).  The removal action is currently scheduled to begin in June 2016.  
 
 
 
 
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