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2. Must our arborist be on the City’s approved list of arborists to prepare an arborist report for the EIR?Yes. The City's Oak Tree Preservation Ordinance requires a City-approved arborist. The list of City-approved arborists is located on the City's website here: https://www.prcity.com/DocumentCenter/View/14447/Approved-Arborist-List-PDF?bidId=
3. Do you have electronic copies of the 2003 Asbestos Reports for project site, or can you confirm that all existing buildings have been previously surveyed?In 2003, the State ordered an Asbestos Survey Report to document exposed asbestos containing materials in buildings on site as part of the State’s obligation in accordance with the Professional Services Branch Asbestos Surveys Standard Procedures Manual. The City is not in possession of digital copies of the report. The information was prepared as part of the facility’s operations and maintenance requirements. This information was uploaded to the Asbestos Data System (ADS). In response to changing regulations and industry standards, certain materials were assumed as asbestos-containing materials in lieu of performing sampling and lab analysis. Other reportable materials which were not suspect as asbestos-containing materials and were reported as “assumed negative”. An Assessment Highlights Report was prepared to deal with “field immediate” conditions. It is unclear if abatement of the “field immediate” conditions were resolved.
In 2018, the City obtained a new proposal to identify possible hazardous materials, including asbestos, lead, silica, mercury, PCBs and mold on the interior and exterior of the buildings to ensure compliance with local, State, and Federal safety and environmental regulations prior to, at the time, the sale of the property. While not pursued, that proposal understood that there were several possibilities for the future outcome of the existing buildings which could include renovation and/or demolition. The inspection and subsequent report would provide all necessary documentation that may be needed to obtain demolition permits with regards to the hazardous materials. The final report would include the following information.a. Introduction and summaryb. Table of materials and analytical resultsc. EPA category of identified or assumed ACMd. Estimated quantities of ACMe. Summary of lead sampling resultsf. Conclusions and recommendationsg. Laboratory analytical reportsh. Sample data sheets and chain-of-custody formsi. Diagrams of sample locationsj. Qualifications of vendor and laboratory personnel
The City assumes that the future developer would be responsible for the identification and abatement of any hazardous materials pursuant to local, State, and Federal safety and environmental regulations.