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SEP 1 4 2010 <br />RESOLUTION <br />WHEREAS, any official position of the City of Los Angeles with respect to <br />legislation, rules, regulations or policies proposed to or pending before a local, <br />state, or federal government body or agency must have first been adopted in the <br />form of a Resolution by the City Council with the concurrence of the Mayor; and <br />WHEREAS, the recent tragedy in San Bruno, California where a natural <br />gas line explosion killed at least 7 people, and wiped out over 30 homes has <br />highlighted the potential dangers of both underground and above-ground storage <br />of explosive materials; and <br />WHEREAS, the 20 acre private facility, located on North Gaffey Street in <br />San Pedro, contains two large above-ground storage tanks that each can <br />accommodate 12 million gallons of butane produced by nearby refineries; and <br />WHEREAS, nearby residents are extremely concerned that a similar <br />disaster will occur at the San Pedro facility; and <br />WHEREAS, the San Pedro facility is governed by several agencies, <br />including the National Fire Protection Association and OSHA; and <br />WHEREAS, the federal government should institute requirements for <br />above-ground hazardous material storage facilities similar to those that it <br />requires for oil refineries, such as requirements that on-site emergency and fire <br />personnel be stationed at the refinery at all times; and <br />WHEREAS, it is imperative that new regulations be put in place to assure <br />the safety of nearby residents of above-ground storage tank facilities--givernhe <br />potential safety risks, including locating these operations away from residential <br />areas; <br />NOW, THt:REFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, with the concurrence of the <br />Mayor that by the adoption of this Resolution, the City of Los Angeles, hereby <br />includes in its 2009-2010 Federal Legislative Program SUPPORT for federal <br />legislation and/or regulations that would provide additional requirements for <br />above-ground storage facilities of hazardous materials, including regulations that <br />· irement for facilities located near residential zones, as <br />RECEIVE!:; ;7 ~!J...as~e~s~ · emergency response/fire personnel. <br />AND MADf I\ PAffl OF l"HE'RECOliD AT THE /~ <br />COUNCIL MEETING OF~ ------0 . _ , (/ c~:~'~,~~;~,:~~1~1 ~;,?'~':RK PRESENTEDt~~v 1 ~ Di~ <br />-~~ <br />;-: "'] <br />., . ·-'./~'