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(a) Analysis of Sampled Soil and/or Groundwater. Unless the Director provides written notification that the applicant has complied with the requirements of this Article as provided in Section 22A.6(b) or 22A.9(a), the applicant shall submit a work plan to the Director for soil and/or groundwater sampling and testing. The applicant shall demonstrate in the work plan how the sampling and testing requirements of this Section will be satisfied, including the sampling locations, sampling protocol, laboratory analyses to be conducted on the samples, and any other information required by the Director to provide an accurate assessment of hazardous substances present at the site that may be disturbed, or may cause a public health or safety hazard given the intended use. Upon approval of the work plan by the Director, if so directed by the Department of Public Health, the applicant shall cause a Qualified Person to take, or supervise the collection of soil samples on the property to determine the presence of hazardous substances in the soil and/or samples of groundwater, as determined by the Department of Public Health. The applicant shall cause a qualified person to conduct tests for hazardous substances that will accurately assess the site, as determined by the Director.
(b) Such tests as referenced in subsection (a), may include the following types of hazardous substances:
(1) Inorganic persistent and bioaccumulative toxic substances as listed in Section 66261.24(a)(2)(A) of Title 22 of the California Administrative Code;
(2) Volatile organic toxic pollutants as listed in 40 Code of Federal Regulations, Part 122, Appendix D, Table II;
(4) pH levels;
(6) Methane and other flammable or volatile gases;
(7) Total petroleum hydrocarbons;
(8) Semi-volatile compounds;
(9) Hazardous substances designated by the Director pursuant to Section 22A.14; and
(10) Any hazardous substance that the Director, after an examination of the site history, has reason to conclude may be present on the property. The Director shall make any such determination within 30 days of filing by the applicant of the site history.
(c) Procedures for Soil and/or Groundwater Sampling. Soil and/or groundwater sampling shall be conducted in accordance with procedures for sampling soils and/or groundwater approved by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control or the State Water Resources Control Board and the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board. The Director shall maintain a list of such approved sampling procedures.
(d) Testing of Samples. Samples shall be analyzed by a certified laboratory in accordance with methods for analyzing samples for the presence of hazardous substances approved by the California Department of Toxic Substances Control or the State Water Resources Control Board and the San Francisco Bay Regional Water Quality Control Board.
(Added as Sec. 1225 by Ord. 35-99, App. 3/12/99; redesignated and amended by Ord. 155-13 , File No. 130369, App. 7/25/2013, Eff. 8/24/2013)