SAN PEDRO, Calif. — August 6, 2007 — The Port of Los Angeles has extended the public comment deadline on its TraPac Container Terminal project to September 26, 2007, bringing the total public comment period to 90 days.  The date was extended to give the public more time to read, comprehend and comment on the nearly 6,000-page document.

The project site is located at Berths 136-147 in Wilmington, Calif.  The proposed project is to expand and modernize the TraPac container terminal, upgrade existing wharf facilities, add an on-dock rail yard, 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.

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.