Notice of Mitigation Issued by EPA

By February 19, 2020News

In February 2020, the EPA  issues a notice that BEC had successfully mitigated a threat posed to surface waters of the United States due to a release of petroleum hydrocarbons in a mixed-use area of south central Los Angeles.  The release occurred when a tanker-trailer that was illegally parked on BEC’s client’s property exploded, resulting in the release of an unknown volume of gasoline.  BEC performed an excavation program under the oversight of the EPA, Los Angeles Area Regional Water Quality Control Board  and the South Coast Air Quality Management District.  The work was performed in a safe manner that was protective of the area residents, businesses and the public in general.  The EPA On-Scene Coordinator (OSC) stated in the notice that “Based on the excavation and data presented, the EPA OSC has determined that the contamination at the Site no longer presents a threat to surface water.”