Citadel Environmental Services, Inc. was contracted by AnsaldoBreda to provide services in conjunction with the purchase of a 239,000 square-foot rail car manufacturing facility in Los Angeles, California.

The scope of work included a Hazardous Materials Due Diligence Review, Traffic Study, and the completion of a California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Addendum.

Hazardous Materials Due Diligence Review 

Citadel completed a review of all documents related to the former Crown Industrial Facility (former occupant of the project area), provided by the Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC); Evaluated previously identified contaminant concentrations with respect to current health risk standards and the projected site use; Evaluated site assessments previously completed for the project area to determine the possible existence of, or current need for, a baseline assessment that is relevant to previous and proposed operations at the project area; and prepared a memorandum presenting the site conditions and Citadel’s assessment of previous investigations.

Traffic Study 

Citadel prepared a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) outlining the scope of the detailed traffic study (Phase I); and complete a detailed traffic report for the project (Phase 2).

CEQA Addendum 

Citadel prepared of Draft Administrative Addendum to the Crown Coach Environmental Impact Report (EIR) with the City of Los Angeles Redevelopment Agency as the Lead Agency.

Citadel Environmental Services, Inc. (Citadel) was contracted by L.A. Event Center, LLC to perform a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (Phase I ESA) of the property identified as Farmer’s Field. 

The purpose of the Phase I ESA was to review past and present land use practices and to evaluate the presence, or likely presence, of any hazardous substances or petroleum products that have been discharged into the property’s structure, ground, groundwater, or surface water. The Phase I ESA was conducted with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standard of Practice E157-05 and the standards of care and diligence normally practiced by Citadel. 

The scope of services for this assessment consisted of the following:

  • Performed a site inspection to verify current site conditions, and checked for visible evidence of previously disposed and/or currently present hazardous waste, surface contamination, underground and above ground storage tanks (USTs/ASTs), suspect polychlorinated biphenyls  PCBs), and other potential environmental hazards; 
  • Conducted a visual survey of the adjacent properties and the immediate vicinity to determine if any nearby sites posed a significant environmental threat to the property site;
  • Reviewed currently and readily available documents, including maps, aerial photographs, governmental databases of known hazardous waste sites and underground tanks, other consultant reports, fire insurance maps, and other accessible records;
  • Consulted with appropriate governmental agencies having jurisdiction relative to past history of the property, complaints or incidents in the immediate area, and permits that may have been issued;
  • Prepared a report, inclusive of our findings and recommendations, with applicable illustrations and documentation.




Los Angeles, California