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DEIS/DEIR - China Shipping

The Environmental Management Division of the Los Angeles Harbor Department and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have prepared a joint re-circulated Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Environmental Impact Report (DEIS/DEIR) for the following project in the Port of Los Angeles:

Berths 97-109 [China Shipping] Container Terminal Project

RE-CIRCULATION: The Port and Corps originally released the Berth 97-109 [China Shipping] Container Terminal Project Draft EIS/EIR in August 2006. Based on comments received on the Draft EIS/EIR, a decision was made to re-circulate the document. The April 2008 Draft EIS/EIR is a full re-circulation of the original Draft EIS/EIR and addresses comments received on the August 2006 document.

AVAILABILITY: The re-circulated Draft EIS/EIR is available for review at the following locations:

Los Angeles Public Library, Central Branch
630 West 5th Street
Los Angeles CA 90071

Los Angeles Public Library, San Pedro Branch
921 South Gaffey Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Los Angeles Public Library, Wilmington Branch
1300 North Avalon Blvd.
Wilmington, CA 90744

Port of Los Angeles Administration Building
425 South Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

The public notice is available online at the Army Corps of Engineers website: www.spl.usace.army.mil/regulatory/POLA.htm. A limited number of printed copies of the re-circulated Draft EIS/EIR are also available at the Port's Environmental Management Division offices to purchase. The Draft the Re-circulated EIS/EIR is also available on CD for no charge.

PUBLIC MEETING: The Corps and the Port jointly conducted a public meeting to receive public comment on the re-circulated Draft EIS/EIR for this project on June 5, 2008. See meeting transcript and presentation links below.

NOTE ON THE BERTH 97-109 [CHINA SHIPPING] CONTAINER TERMINAL PROJECT RE-CIRCULATED DRAFT EIS/EIR: This project specific assessment is carried out in accordance with CEQA to address the environmental impacts of the China Shipping Terminal Project. It may not address mitigation of all existing/pre-project effects below the CEQA baseline that might occur on or off of Port property. These effects are outside of CEQA and being addressed through broad Port programs such as the San Pedro Bay Clean Air Action Plan and a community mitigation agreement. However, this EIR does identify cumulative impacts in a number of areas that occur adjacent to or off of port land including Air Quality, Land Use and Aesthetics.

COMMENTS: Written comments on the Draft EIS/EIR were received through July 15, 2008 and sent to both of the contacts listed below. See links below to comment letters received.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District
Regulatory Division
c/o Spencer D. MacNeil  D.Env.
ATTN: CESPL-RG-2003-01029-SDM
P.O. Box 532711
Los Angeles, California 90053-2325

Dr. Ralph G. Appy, Director of Environmental Management
Port of Los Angeles
425 South Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

For additional information, please contact the Corps’ Public Affairs Office at (213) 452-3920, or Lena Maun-DeSantis at the Port of Los Angeles at (310) 732-3675.

Berths 97-109 [China Shipping] Container Terminal Project Re-circulated Draft Environmental Impact Statement/Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIS/EIR)

Berth 97-109 Overview and Peak Emissions Graphs

Reader’s Summary

Executive Summary

Cover Letter

Table of Contents

Joint Notice

Public Meeting Transcript Public Meeting Presentation
En Español

Resumen Ejecutivo

Página Principal


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 3.11: Noise

Chapter 2: Project Description

Chapter 3.12: Recreation

Chapter 3.0: Environmental Analysis

Chapter 3.13: Utilities

Chapter 3.1: Aesthetics

Chapter 3.14: Water Quality

Chapter 3.2: Air Quality

Chapter 4: Cumulative Analysis

Chapter 3.3: Biological Resources

Chapter 5: Environmental Justice

Chapter 3.4: Cultural Resources

Chapter 6: Comparison of Alternatives

Chapter 3.5: Geology

Chapter 7: Socioeconomics

Chapter 3.6: Ground Transportation

Chapter 8: Growth-Inducing Impacts

Chapter 3.7: Groundwater and Soils

Chapter 9: Significant Irreversible Changes

Chapter 3.8: Hazardous Materials

Chapter 10: References

Chapter 3.9: Land Use

Chapter 11: List of Preparers

Chapter 3.10: Marine Transportation

Chapter 12: Acronyms


Appendix A: Notice of Intent (NOI)/Notice of Preparation (NOP)/Initial Study

Appendix F6: Alternative 1

Appendix B: Amended Stipulated Judgment

Appendix F7: Alternative 2

Appendix C: PCAC Mitigation Measures/NNI

Appendix F8: Alternative 3

Appendix D: PCAC Involvement

Appendix F9: Alternative 4

Appendix E1: Air Quality and Health Risk Data

Appendix F10: Alternative 5

Appendix E1.2: Operational Emission Calculations

Appendix F11: Alternative 6

Appendix E1.3: Calculation Methodology for GHG

Appendix F12: Alternative 7

Appendix E2: Dispersion Modeling

Appendix F13: Traffic Noise
Appendix E3: Health Risk Assessment

Appendix G: Environmental Justice

Appendix E4: Carbon Dispersion

Appendix H: CEQA Baseline

Appendix E5: List of Selected Air Quality References

Appendix I: Throughput Methodology

Appendix E6: Health Risk Assessments: Background

Appendix J: Tsunami Report

Appendix F: Traffic Data

Appendix K: Water Quality

Appendix F2: Future Baseline - Existing China Shipping

Appendix L: Biological Resources

Appendix F3: Proposed Project Appendix M: Cultural Resources
Appendix F4: Impact Analysis

Appendix N: Draft Section 404 (b) (1) Alternatives Analysis

Appendix F5: CMP Analysis  
China Shipping Draft EIS/EIR: Comment Letters
Government Agencies (Federal) Individuals/Companies
National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Andrew Alison
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Anil Verma
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (FEMA) Ann Kovara
Government Agencies (State) Bill Walles, Amplitude Consulting
California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) Brian Kite, Leo A. Daly
Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) Carrie Scoville
Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) Edward and Joann Hummel
Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Efren Abratique, Abratique & Associates
State of California, Office of Planning and Research (OPR) George K. Chan, GKC Engineering
Government Agencies (Regional) Girdhari Lalwani
South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) Hammish List, Breen Engineering
South Coast Association of Government (SCAG) Jean Sandoval
Government Agencies (Local) John Cruikshank, JMC2
City of Los Angeles, Department of Public Works Karen Drew, Far East National Bank

City of Riverside, Office of the City Attorney

LaDonna DiCamillo, BNSF Railway (BNSF)
Rancho Palos Verdes (RPV) Michael Manio, Presentation Media Incorporated (PMI)
Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) Mohamed F. Kureshi, Eagle Protection of California

National/Local Organizations

Ray Yumel
Economic Alliance of San Fernando Valley Shield Anderson, Budlong & Associates
Harbor Association of Industry and Commerce (HAIC) Somesh Debnath
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) A Viktoriya Kucherenko
Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) B William Lyte, Kennedy Jenks
Propeller Club of Los Angeles Long Beach William Yang, Yang Management
The Chamber, Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce  
Community Groups  
Air Quality Subcommittee, PCAC  
Coalition for Safe Environment  
Coastal San Pedro Neighborhood Council  
Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council  
Past EIR Subcommittee, PCAC  
San Pedro and Peninsula Homeowners Coalition  
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