WILMINGTON, Calif. – March 10, 2022 – The Port of Los Angeles has released an Initial Study/Notice of Preparation (IS/NOP) — the first step in the environmental review process — for a proposed Low-Carbon Cement-Processing Facility Project, located at Berths 191-194, in Wilmington at the Port of Los Angeles.
Ecocem Materials Ltd, through its subsidiary Orcem California Inc., proposes to construct and operate a new facility on the backlands adjacent to Berth 192-194 that would import raw materials by ship and truck, produce a low-carbon binder (ground granulated blast furnace slag) as an alternative to portland cement in a processing facility on-site, and load third-party trucks that would transport the product to local consumers. Berth 191 would be used for water access to the site. The project site would be occupied by process buildings and conveyors, administration and maintenance buildings, material storage silos and piles, and truck loading facilities.
The IS/NOP is available for review on the Port of Los Angeles website at portoflosangeles.org/ceqa. The IS/NOP is intended to solicit feedback, which helps to identify any potential environmental impacts and suggest possible alternatives for the project that can be incorporated into the Environmental Impact Report (EIR).
The Port will hold a virtual scoping meeting via Zoom to receive comments on the IS/NOP on Wednesday, March 30 at 5 p.m. No registration is required. Simultaneous Spanish translation services will be provided.
Written comments on the IS/NOP may be submitted via email to ceqacomments@portla.org or to the following address during the public comment period through Monday, May 11, 2022:
Christopher Cannon, Director of Environmental Management
Los Angeles Harbor Department
425 South Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
Comment letters sent via email should include the Project title “Berth 191-194 (Ecocem) Low-Carbon Cement-Processing Facility Project” in the email subject line and the commenter’s physical mailing address in the body of the email.
For more information, visit portoflosangeles.org/ceqa, or call the Port of Los Angeles Environmental Management Division at (310) 732-3615.

Updated April 6, 2022: The Port of Los Angeles has extended the public review period by 30 days. The review period now ends May 11, 2022.