ECI Property

The ECI (Ecology Controls Industries) property is located immediately south of the Del Amo/Montrose community, at 20846 Normandie Avenue. It is a highly contaminated, impacted site, mainly due to previous commercial/industrial activities, undocumented fill, and environmental remediation activities at the site. It is also part of Montrose Operable Unit 6. 

Recent Documents

NEW DOCUMENT: ECI Soil Disposition Letter to EPA, DTSC July 25, 2016

ECI Abatement Plan 

ECI-Montrose UAO for Removal PDF

Letter to R. Flury-Ecology Controls Ind. (PDF)

EPA to ECI: Unilateral Administrative Order of Removal, December 2005 (PDF)

EPA to ECI: Unilateral Administrative Order June 2006 (PDF)

ECI Letter to EPA to DTSC for Soil Excavation: October 2015 (PDF)

Results from White Layer Sample Taken at ECI Property

  • Toxicology Profiles and FAQ: DTSC Data for white layer (picture below

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Del Amo Action Committee FINAL Comments on ECI CUP: 9/15/15

Link to community comments for ECI CUP

DTSC Update 4: 9-10-2015 Stockpile Photos and cross section

DTSC Update 3: 8/26/2015 (Includes photolog of ECI property and comments)

Del Amo Action Committee ECI Final Comments 5/21/15

Del Amo Action Committee ECI Comments 2/18/15

Final Human Health Risk Assessment-ECI

Figure: ECI Excavation and Soil Sampling Plan

Figure ECI Soil Stockpile Sampling Locations

July 2015 ECI RACR Tables

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Photo taken at ECI on August 6, 2015. Sidewall of excavation adjacent to homes. Suspected DDT sediment from Montrose in the original stormwater pathway.

Photo taken on Kenwood Avenue of soil excavation in 2001. Sidewall of excavation going under homes.  Suspected DDT sediment from Montrose in the original Storm water pathway.

Photo taken on Kenwood Avenue of soil excavation in 2001. Sidewall of excavation going under homes. Suspected DDT sediment from Montrose in the original Storm water pathway.

In addition, site investigations and sampling studies at ECI returned alarming results in terms of contamination in soils such as benzene, DDT, PCBs, and others at high levels. ECI currently operates as a waste disposal company and is located along the former Kenwood Ditch, where Montrose released DDT and DDT byproducts during its 35 years in operation.

The DAAC is contesting a zoning change proposed by ECI that would compromise the ability for much-needed studies and site remediation for this contaminated property. This company has been out of compliance as well. The following documents and maps are presented by DAAC at a hearing with the LA County Department of Regional Planning, held Wednesday, August 12:

Letter from DAAC Contesting Conditional Use Permit (August 2015)

Overview of Soil Sampling at ECI Property (EPA)

Map 1 of ECI Property Overview (CH2M Hill)

Map 2: Montrose storm water pathway and ECI

Map 7: Soil sampling locations at ECI

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