SAN PEDRO, Calif. — April 18, 2011 — The Port of Los Angeles today released an environmental document for public review, an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration (IS/MND), to address the environmental effects of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Local 13 Dispatch Hall Project. The project site is located at 1500 E. Anaheim Street on Port-owned property, approximately 0.5 miles east of the existing ILWU Dispatch Hall in Wilmington.

The proposed project involves the construction of a new dispatch hall to provide a meeting space and administrative offices for dispatching longshore workers to cargo terminals within the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach. The proposed project would also include ancillary improvements and construction of a dedicated on-site parking lot (812 spaces) with outdoor lighting.

The IS/MND includes a discussion of the project’s effects on the existing environment, including the identification of mitigation measures to reduce potential impacts as required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). No significant effects that could not be mitigated to a less than significant level were identified. The IS/MND is being circulated for a period of 21 days for public review and comment.

The 21-day review period is from April 18 to May 9, 2011. A copy of the document is available for public review at the following locations:

  • Port of Los Angeles website at www.portoflosangeles.org
  • Port Los Angeles Administration Building at 425 S. Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
  • Los Angeles City Library, San Pedro Branch at 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
  • Los Angeles City Library, Wilmington Branch at 1300 North Avalon, Wilmington, CA 90744


Comments on the IS/MND should be submitted in writing prior to the end of the 21-day public review period and must be postmarked by May 9, 2011. Please submit written comments to:

Christopher Cannon, Director
Port of Los Angeles
Environmental Management Division
425 S. Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Written comments may also be sent via email to ceqacomments@portla.org. Comments sent via email should include the project title ("ILWU Local 13 Dispatch Hall Project") in the subject line and a valid mailing address in the email. Questions regarding this notice or the project should be directed to Lisa Ochsner, CEQA Supervisor at (310) 732-3412.

The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovative strategic and sustainable operations that benefit the economy as well as the quality of life for the region and the nation it serves. As the leading seaport in North America in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. A proprietary department of the City of Los Angeles, the Port is self-supporting and does not receive taxpayer dollars.

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