PUBLIC MEETING ON TRAPAC EIR/EIS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 31 IN WILMINGTON



PUBLIC MEETING ON TRAPAC EIR/EIS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 31 IN WILMINGTON

Port of Los Angeles, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Will Provide
Project Overview and Take Public Comments for Proposed
Berths 136-147 [TraPac] Container Terminal Project

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — July 12, 2007 — The Port of Los Angeles (Port) and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will hold a public meeting on Tuesday, July 31, at 6 p.m., at Banning’s Landing Community Center, (100 E. Water Street in Wilmington, Calif.) to provide a project overview of the proposed Berths 136-147 [TraPac] Container Terminal Project and accept public comments about the proposed project and its Draft Environmental Impact Statement/ Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIS/DEIR) currently under public review.

A DEIS/DEIR on the Berths 136-147 [TraPac] Container Terminal Project, prepared by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Port of Los Angeles, has been released for public review. The DEIS/DEIR provides information on the proposed project, alternatives to the project, anticipated environmental impacts of the project and alternatives, and mitigation, including implementation of the San Pedro Bay Ports Clean Air Action Plan, to reduce or eliminate impacts. Following the public process, the Corps and Port will revise the DEIR/DEIS and use it as a basis to consider approval of the Proposed Project or Project alternatives.

The project site is located at Berths 136-147 in Wilmington, Calif.  The proposed Project is to expand and modernize the TraPac container terminal at Berths 136-147, upgrade existing wharf facilities, install a buffer area between the terminal and the community, and relocate the existing PHL Pier A Rail Yard to Berth 200B.  The proposed Project includes a 30-year lease and would involve two phases of construction (Phase I: 2008-2015, Phase II: 2015-2025).

The Port and Corps released the jointly prepared DEIS/DEIR on June 29, 2007. The public review period ends Monday, August 20. During this public review period, comments should be sent to both of the following addresses:

Dr. Spencer D. MacNeil,
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District
P.O. Box 532711
Los Angeles, CA 90053-2325

and

Dr. Ralph G. Appy
Port of Los Angeles
425 South Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731
email: [email protected]

The DEIR/DEIS is available for review on the Port of Los Angeles website at www.portoflosangeles.org. For more information, call (310) 732-3675.

Celebrating its Centennial in 2007, the Port of Los Angeles is America's premier port.  As the leading seaport in the nation in terms of shipping container volume and cargo value, the Port generates 259,000 regional jobs and $8.4 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.  At the Port of Los Angeles, high priority is placed on responsible and sustainable growth initiatives, combined with high security, environmental stewardship and community outreach.  For its industry leading environmental initiatives, the Port received two Environmental Protection Agency awards in 2006.  The Port of Los Angeles – A Cleaner Port.  A Brighter Future.