Public Comment Invited on Lots 12 and 13

From now through Oct. 22,  the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) is soliciting public comment on the draft Removal Action Work Plan (RAW) and the California Environmental Quality Act Initial Study/Negative Declaration (CEQA IS/ND) for the Union Pacific Railroad site.

The environmental documents have been submitted by Union Pacific Railroad to address the soil contamination cleanup alternatives at the five-acre site known as Lots 12 and 13, located at 9101 to 9350 S. Santa Monica Boulevard and 9100 to 9349 Civic Center Drive in Beverly Hills. The site was utilized as a railroad right-of-way from 1926 until 1998.

The City has contracted with Lindmark Engineering to peer review the draft plan and submit comments to the DTSC on its behalf.

Interested members of the public may view the draft RAW by visiting

Those who’d like to submit public comments may do so by contacting Project Manager Sara Vela by mail at 9211 Oakdale Avenue, Chatsworth, CA 91311; by email to or by fax to 818-717-6527 by Oct. 22.

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