WILMINGTON, Calif. – Oct. 12, 2023 – The Port of Los Angeles has released a Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) 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 processing facility on the backlands adjacent to Berths 192-194 that would import raw materials by ship and truck, temporarily store and process them to produce a low-carbon binder (an alternative to portland cement) and load third-party trucks that would transport the product to local consumers. The proposed project would receive one of the raw materials from overseas by dry bulk cargo vessels operating at Berth 191. The project site would be occupied by process buildings and conveyors, administration and maintenance buildings, material storage silos and piles, and truck loading facilities.
To begin the environmental review process for this proposed project, the Port of Los Angeles released an Initial Study/Notice of Preparation (IS/NOP) in March 2022.
Both the DEIR and IS/NOP are available for public review on the Port of Los Angeles website at portoflosangeles.org/ceqa. The DEIR is intended to solicit additional feedback that can be incorporated into the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR).
The Port will hold a virtual public meeting via Zoom to receive comments on the DEIR on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 5 p.m. No registration is required. Simultaneous Spanish translation services will be provided.
Written comments on the DEIR may be submitted via email to ceqacomments@portla.org or to the following address during the public comment period through Monday, Nov. 27, 2023:
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 contact the Port’s Environmental Management Division at (310) 732-3097.