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Draft EIS/EIR - San Pedro Waterfront

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

San Pedro Waterfront Project

AVAILABILITY: The 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 Draft EIS/EIR are also available at the Port's Environmental Management Division offices to purchase. The Draft EIS/EIR is also available on CD for no charge.

PUBLIC MEETING: The Corps and the Port held a public meeting to receive public comment on the Draft EIS/EIR for this project on October 27, 2008. See links below to the public meeting video, transcript, and presentation.

NOTE ON THE SAN PEDRO WATERFRONT PROJECT DRAFT EIS/EIR: This project specific assessment is carried out in accordance with CEQA to address the environmental impacts of the San Pedro Waterfront 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 December 8, 2008 and sent to both of the contacts listed below.

Dr. Spencer D. MacNeil
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District
Regulatory Division, Ventura Field Office
2151 Alessandro Drive, Suite 110
Ventura, California 93001

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

Comments can also be sent via e-mail to: ceqacomments@portla.org. Comments sent via email should include the project title in the e-mail’s subject line and a valid mailing address within the email.

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

San Pedro Waterfront Draft Environmental Impact Statement/
Draft Environmental Impact Report (Draft EIS/EIR)

Cover Letter

Joint Notice

Executive Summary

Reader’s Summary

Public Meeting Presentation

Public Meeting Video

Public Meeting Transcript  
En Español

Resumen de Lector

Página Principal


Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 3.11: Transportation (Ground)

Chapter 2: Project Description

Chapter 3.12: Transportation (Marine)

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: Groundwater and Soils

Chapter 8: Growth-Inducing Impacts

Chapter 3.7: Hazardous Materials

Chapter 9: Significant Irreversible Changes

Chapter 3.8: Land Use

Chapter 10: References

Chapter 3.9: Noise

Chapter 11: List of Preparers

Chapter 3.10: Recreation

Chapter 12: Acronyms


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

Appendix E8: Selected Cross Sections for Water-Side Construction Elements

Appendix B: PCAC Mitigation Measures/NNI

Appendix E9: Essential Fish Habitat Assessment

Appendix C1: Wireframe Modeling Study I

Appendix F.1: Paleontology Report

Appendix C2: San Pedro Waterfront Design Guidelines

Appendix F.2: Archaeological Survey Report

Appendix D1: Criteria Pollutant Emissions

Appendix F.3: Historical Built Environment report (Architectural Resources)

Appendix D2: Dispersion Modeling

Appendix G: None

Appendix D3: Health Risk Assessment

Appendix H: Preliminary Hazardous Materials Assessment, San Pedro Waterfront Project prepared by Ninyo & Moore in 2008

Appendix D4: Calculation Methodology for GHG

Appendix I: None

Appendix D5: Carbon Monoxide Intersection Modeling

Appendix J: None

Appendix D6: Construction Emissions Tables  G

Appendix K: Noise Data – Average Daily Traffic (ADT)

Appendix E1: Existing Marine Resources along Waterfront

Appendix L: None

Appendix E2: Flora and Fauna Compendium

Appendix M1: Traffic Data

Appendix E3: Survey for Black-Crowned Night Herons and Great Blue Herons

Appendix M2: Appendices Traffic Data

Appendix E4: USACE Memorandum

Appendix N: None

Appendix E5: Bird Species

Appendix O: None

Appendix E6: Special Status Species’ Biology and Likelihood of Occurrence Analysis

Appendix P1: Enhanced Monthly Water Quality Monitoring Data

Appendix E.7: Biological Assessment of Eel Grass in the Vicinity of a Proposed Rock Groin

Appendix P2: Sediment Sample Measurements and Chemistry 

San Pedro Waterfront Draft EIR: Public Comment Letters






City of Rancho Palos Verdes


United States Coast Guard


Metropolitan Transportation Agency




Los Angeles DOT




California State Lands Commission


Department of City Planning, City of LA


Community Redevelopment Agency


U.S. Department of Interior





Group 1 Organizations

  • Sierra Club Harbor Vision Task Force
  • Port Community Advisory Committee Coordinated Plan Subcommittee Letter
  • Port Community Advisory Committee Coordinated Plan Subcommittee Appendix B
  • Dalmatian-American Club of San Pedro, Inc.
  • Foreign Trade Association of Southern California
  • Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation
  • Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Latham & Watkins
  • Hurricane Gulch Yacht Club
  • Crystal Cruises
  • The Seamen’s Church Institute
  • Torrance Chamber of Commerce
  • Cruise Lines International Association, Inc.
  • Florida-Caribbean Cruise Association
  • Los Angeles Maritime Museum
  • Metro Cruise
  • Pacific Cruise Ship Terminals LLC

Group 2 Organizations

  • Pacific Corridor Community Advisory Committee
  • Pacific Corridor Community Advisory Committee
  • Pacific Corridor Community Advisory Committee
  • South Bay Association of Chambers of Commerce
  • Croatian American Club
  • Coalition for a Safe Environment
  • Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Northwest San Pedro Neighborhood Council
  • Marine Clerks Association Local 63

Group 3 Organizations

  • Sierra Club
Group 4 Organizations
  • Sierra Club (continued)

Group 5 Organizations

  • South Coast Interfaith Council
  • South Coast Interfaith Council
  • Grand Vision Foundation
  • Los Angeles Maritime Institute
  • Port Community Advisory Committee Air Quality Subcommittee
  • Pacific Harbor Line
  • Wilson Meany Sullivan
  • Lomita Chamber of Commerce
  • Port Community Advisory Committee Light, Aesthetics, and Noise Subcommittee
  • Princess Cruises
  • LA INC The Visitors and Convention Bureau
  • U.S. Merchant Marine Veterans World War II


Group 1

Group 6

Group 2

Group 7

Group 3

Group 8

Group 4

Group 9

Group 5


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