PORT EXTENDS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON MARINE CRUDE OIL TERMINAL PROJECT


PORT EXTENDS PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD ON MARINE CRUDE OIL TERMINAL PROJECT

SAN PEDRO, Calif. – July 22, 2008 – The Port of Los Angeles has extended the public comment period by 15 days on the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement/ Subsequent Environmental Impact Report (SEIS/SEIR) for the proposed Pacific LA Marine Terminal LLC  Project on Pier 400.  The new deadline for public comments on the project is August 13, 2008.

The Draft EIS/EIR was released by the Port and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on May 28, 2008 with an original public comment deadline of July 29, 2008.  A public meeting was held in San Pedro on June 26 to formally present information about the project and to take public comment.

Copies of the Draft SEIS/SEIR for the Pacific Los Angeles Marine Terminal project are available online at the Port’s Web site, www.porfoflosangeles.org, or by calling (310) 732-3675. Anyone who would like to submit comments about the project can do so by e-mailing them to [email protected], or by mailing them in written form to the following addresses by close of business on August 13, 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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