SAN PEDRO, Calif. – June 24, 2008 – The Port of Los Angeles has extended the public comment period on the Berth 97-109 [China Shipping] Container Terminal Re-Circulated Draft Environmental Impact Study/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) by 15 days.  The new deadline for public comments on the project is July 15, 2008.

 The Draft EIS/EIR was released by the Port and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on April 30, 2008 with an original public comment deadline of June 30, 2008.  A public meeting was held in Wilmington on June 5 to formally present information about the project and to take public comment.

 Copies of the Re-circulated DEIS/DEIR document are available online at the Port’s website, www.portoflosangeles.org, or by calling (310) 732-3675.  Anyone wishing to submit comments can do so by emailing ceqacomments@portla.org, or mailing letters to the following addresses by close of business on July 15, 2008:    

Port of Los Angeles
Dr. Ralph G. Appy    
Environmental Management Division
425 South Palos Verdes Street 
San Pedro, CA 90731  
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers,
Los Angeles District

Dr. Spencer D. MacNeil
P.O. Box 532711
Los Angeles, CA 90053-2325

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