Rancho LPG Tanks Issue

► Letter Re Support for LAUSD Resolution on Relocation of Rancho LPG

Executive Order — Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security (released August 2013). Link to document

EPA Memo on Restriction of Information.  Download document.

January 24, 2014 Listening Session (In-Person and Teleconference) – Houston, TX (Day)  Details here.

Executive Order 13650, Section 6(a) – Solicitation of Public Input on Options for Policy, Regulation, and Standards Modernization.  Download document.

Congresswoman Hahn’s letter dated August 1, 2013 Re: Rancho Hazardous Facility Field Hearing

Rep. Waxman Calls on DHS to Review Risks at Rancho Facility
Congressman Waxman issued the following press release July 31, 2013:
Download Here:  Press Release and Letter Waxman sent to the Secretary of Homeland Security

►Update from August stakeholder meeting on Ranch Tanks (by Chuck Hart)
Authored by:  Connie Ruttor Environmental Specialist with 20 years experience in the industry. Download document here.

Noel Weiss provided these documents at the HANC meeting in August 2013:

 1.  LA City Resolution 10-000-2-S91 on above ground storage of hazardous materials.  He would like the City of RPV to introduce this resolution, and CD15 to act on it.  LA City Resolution 10-0002-S91 Hazmat Materials 091410

2. Contra Costa County Code – Risk Management.  This document includes the Code along with supporting commentary.  This Code was adopted thanks to the City of Richmond’s attempts to regulate the notorious Chevron refinery.  He would like the City of LA to adopt a similar measure. Contra Costa Co Risk Mgmt Code

►2013 Draft State Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP) – 30-Day Open Public Review and Comment.  http://hazardmitigation.calema.ca.gov./plan/state_multi-hazard_mitigation_plan_shmp_commenting_2013LINK TO “STORAGE TANK SAFETY” on Councilman Joe Buscaino’s website:  http://la15th.com/wiki/index.php?title=Main_Page

►EPA ISSUES RANCHO LPG NOTICE OF VIOLATIONS:  Download letter here.►CHIEF LEGISLATIVE ANALYST REPORT (February 2013). Download Report here.


Posted 12/3/12:  Letter from Phillips 66  related to meeting with SP Homeowners Assoc.


Posted October 30, 2012 – October 23rd City Council Motion Re: Possibility of the Port of LA annexing the Parcel of Property housing Rancho LPG to give jurisdiction to the Board of Harbor Commissioners.  Link to motion.

Posted October 9, 2012 – Rancho Palos Verdes City Council addresses the Rancho LPG issue (links below):

City Staff has been briefing the Rancho Palos Verdes City Council on issues related to the Rancho LPG facility in San Pedro for the past two (2) years as a part of the regular, bi-monthly Border Issues Status Reports. On August 21, 2012, Councilwoman Susan Brooks asked the City Council to consider agendizing a discussion of this facility as a separate agenda item at a future City Council meeting. You may review the video of the City Council’s August 21st discussion and Councilwoman Brooks’ memorandum at the following links:



This matter has been scheduled for the City Council meeting of October 16, 2012, which begins at 7:00 PM at Hesse Park Community Building, 29301 Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275. Staff intends to prepare a report asking the City Council to: 1) consider a range of options for responding to community concerns about this facility; and 2) provide direction to Staff as deemed appropriate. The Staff report for this item should be posted on the City’s website (http://www.palosverdes.com/rpv) by Thursday or Friday of next week.

►Posted October 2, 2012 – Read Councilman Joe’s Motion here: Rancho LPG and Public Safety Motion

Link: Councilman’s Fact Finding on Gas Hazards at LA’s Port … Short on Facts

►Posted July 31, 2012. Letter from Public Safety Committee to Gerry F. Miller, Chief Legislative Analyst. Download. See Council file.

►Posted May 2, 2012 Motion introduced by Councilmember Buscaino regarding Safety of Liquid Storage Facilities:http://clkrep.lacity.org/onlinedocs/2011/11-1813-s1_mot_5-02-12.pdf

►Posted April 4, 2012 Congresswoman Janice Hahn’s letter to EPA Re: Rancho LPG. Download.

►Posted October 15, 2011 LA Times Article. Read here.

►Posted Sept. 22, 2011: Reply to Anthony Patchett letter from City Attorney. Download.

►Posted Sept. 12, 2011: Letter from NWSPNC to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich regarding Rancho Holdings use of Rail Line over City Property. Download.

►Posted August 29, 2011: Letter from Richard Vladovic to City Attorney Carmen Trutanich. Download here.

►Posted September 12, 2011:  EPA commissioned Michigan Tech Report (as discussed at NWSPNC Meeting of 9/12/11) Download.

►Posted October, 2010:  Quantitative Risk Analysis for Gaffey St. Butane Storage Facility by Cornerstone Technologies. Report can be downloaded here. (Large file may take a few minutes to download).

►October 27, 2010. Response to Quantitative Risk Analysis by Rancho Holdings. Download letter and Quest Report here. (Large file may take a few minutes to download).