Appeals have been filed with the city of Los Angeles by two hazardous waste facility operators who were forced to close their Wilmington plants after officials discovered that the plants did not conform with city zoning.

The appeals filed by IT Corp., operator of hazardous-waste facilities at 221 East D St. and 336 W. Anaheim St., and North American Environmental Inc., operator of a plant at 217 N. Lagoon Ave., will be decided by chief zoning administrator Franklin Eberhard. Eberhard said he expects to make a decision on the appeals by late next week.

Eberhard said he will review each shutdown order for possible errors in issuance or abuse of discretion by the Los Angles Department of Building and Safety, which served the orders.

If the hazardous-waste operators are not satisfied with Eberhard's rulings, he said, they can go to the city's Board of Zoning Appeals. A public hearing would then be scheduled.

IT Corp. owns facilities for hazardous waste storage, transfer and treatment in Wilmington. North American operates a hazardous waste storage and transfer plant.

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