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FMOG submits Request to put Burner into “Park” on 27th St.

Freeport McMoRan Oil & Gas (FMOG) submitted a request (Plan Approval) to LA City Planning to expand the natural gas operations (installation of a CEB 800 gas burner) into the landscaped hillside adjacent to 27th Street below the designated work area of the oil drill site on Adams and directly next to the St. Andrews Apartments in Jefferson Park.  The FMOG Plan Approval application is in PDF format at the end of this post.

The new review by Planning will include an investigation and analysis by an experienced Zoning Administrator, and the review will include a PUBLIC HEARING at which all concerned members of the public will be able to voice their concerns about the proposed project.


This new Plan Approval review process gives the public an opportunity to make its voice heard on the question of expanding into the landscaped area on 27th St., which has been conditioned and maintained as landscaped open space since 1961.

The community can ask for MITIGATIONS.

  • Mitigation and conditions of use can include such things as

    • Enhanced landscaping,

    • Regulation of work hours,

    • Regulation of lighting and noise,

    • Cleanliness of the work facility and surrounding areas, and

    • Maintenance of surrounding public streets and sidewalks.

Those are just examples, not a complete list. Mitigation and conditions of use are a standard and legally required part of all Planning Department project approvals. As a neighbor, your thoughtful input is welcomed.  Please send your suggestions to


When communicating with the Planning Dept., about this case, refer to Planning Number: ZA1959-15227-O-PA5


  • The greatest public impact upon the Zoning Administrator’s decision process can be achieved by writing letters to the Planning Department as well as by attending the public hearing.


This is also an opportunity for the Planning Department to hear from the public about the need for additional environmental mitigation and conditions of use at the Murphy Drill Site.

  • We expect the hearing date will be announced in the next few weeks

  • When it is announced there must be at least 24 days advance notice given before the hearing.

We will keep you posted about the scheduling of the public hearing. Any stakeholder may comment about the case.

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