Whenever a transportation project is proposed within the California coastal zone, the California Coastal Act (Section 30600) states that any activity, which meets the definition of 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 11 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 21 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 development, requires a coastal development authorization or a review of a waiver or exemption. dtsc.ca.gov/serp/?q=DTSC-Caltrans-ADL-Agreement-Signed-w-Exhibits-Final-6-30-16.pdf What does Caltrans want? DTSC has entered into a binding agreement with the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) for the management of contaminated soils (ADL) deposited in the air, which are dismantled by Caltrans as part of highway improvement projects (agreement). From 1996 to 30 June 2016, these activities were covered by a derogation from certain hazardous waste laws. In July 2015, DTSC decided to move from a waiver of this new agreement to ensure the protection of human health and the environment. The agreement requires that all soils contaminated with ADL be properly managed by Caltrans with a lead concentration higher than their full use (currently 80 mg/kg. . . .