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PG&E Site

In fall 2015, PG&E began a year-long environmental cleanup project in downtown San Rafael to remove contaminated soil, clearing the way for property redevelopment. The majority of the work will be conducted under a large, fully-enclosed tent to minimize dust and odor. This work is part of a PG&E program to address contamination from historic operations and this property will be sold for private development. At this point, there is no plan approved for future use or redevelopment of the site.

The remediation work is overseen by the California EPA, Dept. of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) and performed in accordance with permits from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (Air District) and City of San Rafael.  

The City of San Rafael Planning Commission reviewed and approved a Use Permit and Design Review Permit on October 15, 2013. Following the approval of the planning entitlements, PG&E obtained all other necessary permits from State regulatory agencies. Once they obtained all other clearances from state agencies, they applied for and were recently issued a grading permit to allow the start of the remediation work.

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