PORT OF LOS ANGELES RELEASES DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR PROPOSED SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY (SCIG) RAIL PROJECT


PORT OF LOS ANGELES RELEASES DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR PROPOSED SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA INTERNATIONAL GATEWAY (SCIG) RAIL PROJECT

Public Comment Period Extended through February 1, 2012

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — The Port of Los Angeles has prepared a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) for the Southern California International Gateway (SCIG). The proposed project involves the construction and operation of an intermodal railyard on outer Port property. The proposed project site is located in an industrial area between Sepulveda Boulevard to the north, Pacific Coast Highway to the south, SR-47 to the east and the Dominquez Channel to the west.

The public comment/review period originally was scheduled from September 23 to December 22, 2011. The public comment/review period was extended through February 1, 2012. A copy of the document is available for review on the Port of Los Angeles website and at each of the following locations:

• Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, 425 S. Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
• Los Angeles City Library, San Pedro Branch, 931 S. Gaffey Street, San Pedro, CA 90731
• Los Angeles City Library, Wilmington Branch, 1300 N. Avalon, Wilmington, CA 90744
• Carson Regional Library, 151 E. Carson Street, Carson, CA 90745
• Martin Luther King Library, 17906 S. Avalon Blvd., Carson, CA 90746
• Los Angeles Public Library, Central Branch, 630 W. 5th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071
• Long Beach Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, CA 90822
• Bret Harte Neighborhood Library, 1595 Willow St., Long Beach, CA 90810

Comments on the Draft EIR should be submitted in writing prior to the end of the public review period and must be postmarked by February 1, 2012. Please submit written comments to:

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

Written comments may also be sent via email to [email protected] Comments sent via email should include the project title in the subject line and a valid mailing address in the email. Questions regarding the DEIR or project should be directed to the Port of Los Angeles Environmental Management Division at (310) 732-3675. For more information, visit www.portoflosangeles.org.

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 supports 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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