A local health officer shall establish a written plan
consistent with this chapter outlining the procedures to be followed
for conducting the remediation to property for purposes of this
chapter. The procedures shall comply with this article and any
regulations adopted pursuant to this chapter, and shall include, but
not be limited to, procedures for the preparation of a preliminary
site assessment work plan, the conduct of a preliminary site
assessment to determine the extent and level of contamination, in
accordance with that PSA work plan, and the preparation of a PSA
report containing the results of the preliminary site assessment and
recommendations for remediation to meet the occupancy standards
specified in Section 25400.16.
The PSA work plan shall include, but is not limited to,
all of the following:
(a) The physical location of the property.
(b) A summary of the information obtained from law enforcement,
the local health officer, and other involved local agencies. The
summary shall include a discussion of the information's relevance to
the contamination, including areas suspected of being contaminated,
and may include all of the following information:
(1) Duration of laboratory operation and number of batches cooked
(2) Hazardous chemicals known to have been manufactured.
(3) Recipes and methods used.
(4) Chemicals and equipment found, by location, used in connection
with the manufacture or storage of the hazardous chemicals.
(5) Location of contaminated cooking and storage areas.
(6) Visual assessment of the severity of contamination inside and
outside of the structure where the laboratory was located.
(7) Assessment of contamination of adjacent rooms, units,
apartments, or structures.
(8) Disposal methods observed at or near the site, including
dumping, burning, burial, venting, or drain disposal.
(9) A comparison of the chemicals on the manifest with known
methods of manufacture in order to identify other potential
(10) A determination as to whether the methamphetamine
manufacturing method included the use of chemicals containing mercury
or lead, including lead acetate, mercuric chloride, or mercuric
(c) A description of the areas to be sampled and the basis for the
selection of the areas. This element of the PSA work plan shall also
document the decision process used in determining not to sample
particular areas. The PSA work plan shall consider both primary and
secondary areas of concern.
(1) The primary areas of concern included in the work plan shall
include all the following areas:
(A) Any area that has obvious staining caused by the use or
manufacture of hazardous chemicals.
(B) Any processing or cooking area, with contamination caused by
spills, boilovers, or explosions, or by chemical fumes and gases
created during cooking. The area may include floors, walls, ceilings,
glassware, and containers, working surfaces, furniture, carpeting,
draperies and other textile products, plumbing fixtures and drains,
and heating and air-conditioning vents.
(C) Any disposal area, including such indoor areas as sinks,
toilets, bathtubs, plumbing traps and floor drains, vents, vent fans,
and chimney flues and such outdoor areas that may be contaminated by
dumping or burning on or near soil, surface water, groundwater,
sewer or storm systems, septic systems, and cesspools.
(D) Chemical storage areas that may be contaminated by spills,
leaks, or open containers.
(2) The secondary areas of concern shall include all of the
(A) Any location where contamination may have migrated, including
hallways or other high traffic areas.
(B) Common areas in multiple dwellings, apartments, and adjacent
apartments or rooms, or mobilehome parks and special occupancy parks,
including adjacent permanent buildings, manufactured homes,
mobilehomes, or recreational vehicles, and the floors, walls,
ceilings, furniture, carpeting, light fixtures, blinds, draperies and
other textile products in all of those areas.
(C) Common ventilation or plumbing systems in hotels, mobilehome
parks, special occupancy parks, and multiple dwellings.
(d) Sampling protocols, analytical methods and laboratories to use
and their relevant certifications or accreditations.
(e) A description of areas and items that will be remediated in
lieu of sampling, if any.
After a preliminary site assessment is completed in
accordance with the PSA work plan, a PSA report shall be prepared and
submitted to the local health officer. The PSA report shall be
thorough and specific in reporting findings and recommendations and
shall include all of the following:
(a) The location of the site, including all of the following, as
(1) Street address and mailing address of the contaminated
property, the owner of record and mailing address, legal description,
and clear directions for locating the property.
(2) (A) If the property is a manufactured home or mobilehome, the
legal owner, as defined in Section 18005.8, each junior lienholder,
as defined in Section 18005.3, and the registered owner, as defined
in Section 18009.5.
(B) If the property is a recreational vehicle, the legal owner, as
defined in Section 370 of the Vehicle Code, and the registered
owner, as defined in Section 505 of the Vehicle Code.
(b) A site map, including a diagram of the contaminated property.
The diagram shall include floor plans of affected buildings and local
drinking water wells and nearby streams or other surface waters, if
potentially impacted, and shall show the location of damage and
contamination and the location of sampling points used in the
preliminary site assessment. All sampling point locations shall be
keyed to the sampling results and remediation recommendations.
(c) A description of the sampling methods and analytical protocols
used in the preliminary site assessment.
(d) A description of the sampling results.
(e) Information regarding the background samples and results
(f) Specific recommendations, including methods, for remedial
actions required to meet the human occupancy standards specified in
Section 25400.16, including, but not limited to, any required
decontamination, demolition, or disposal.
(g) A plan for postremediation site assessment, including specific
sampling requirements and methodologies, and locations at which
samples are to be obtained.
(a) A person shall not perform a preliminary site
assessment or any remediation work pursuant to this chapter,
including a decontamination, demolition, or disposal, unless the
person has completed all of the following:
(1) Initial training pursuant to subparagraph (A) of paragraph (3)
of, or paragraph (4) of, subdivision (e) of Section 5192 of Title 8
of the California Code of Regulations, as applicable. That training
shall include elements listed pursuant to subparagraphs (A) to (G),
inclusive, of paragraph (2) of subdivision (e) of Section 5192 of
Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.
(2) Annual refresher training pursuant to paragraph (8) of
subdivision (e) of Section 5192 of Title 8 of the California Code of
(3) Additional requirements as determined by the local health
officer, or other applicable law.
(b) Training specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) of subdivision
(a) shall be certified pursuant to paragraph (6) of subdivision (e)
of Section 5192 of Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations.