PORT OF LOS ANGELES RELEASES RECIRCULATED DRAFT SUPPLEMENTAL ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT FOR THE BERTHS 97-109 [CHINA SHIPPING] CONTAINER TERMINAL PROJECT


Public Meeting to be held Oct. 25; Comment and Review Period Ends Nov. 13

 
SAN PEDRO, Calif. – September 28, 2018 - The Port of Los Angeles has released a Recirculated Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (Draft SEIR) for the Berths 97-109 [China Shipping] Container Terminal Project located in San Pedro.
 
As required under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), this Recirculated Draft SEIR is a complete recirculation of the Draft SEIR released on June 16, 2017, with significant added material, including the evaluation of the operation of the terminal from 2008 to 2014 under the set of mitigation measures approved in the certified 2008 Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR), to the extent those were implemented, and the terminal’s continued operation in the future under new and/or modified mitigation measures, along with an incrementally higher cargo throughput level compared to that assumed in the 2008 FEIR. The analysis examines whether potentially new significant environmental impacts or substantially more severe impacts would occur in the areas of air quality, greenhouse gases, and ground transportation.
 
The 45-day public comment and review period for the Recirculated Draft SEIR is from September 28 to November 13, 2018. During this time, the Port will accept written comments and hold a public meeting on Thursday, October 25, 2018, at 6 p.m., at the Port of Los Angeles Administration Building, located at 425 S. Palos Verdes Street in San Pedro, to present its findings and provide opportunity for public comment. The meeting will be conducted in English with Spanish translation services available.
 
The document is available for public review at the following locations:
  • Port of Los Angeles website at portoflosangeles.org
  • Port of Los Angeles Environmental Management Division, 222 W. 6th Street, Suite 900, San Pedro
  • L.A. Public Library, San Pedro Branch, 931 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro
  • L.A. Public Library, Wilmington Branch, 1300 North Avalon, Wilmington
  • L.A. Public Library, Central Branch, 630 West 5th Street, Los Angeles
 
Comments on the Recirculated Draft SEIR must be submitted in writing by the end of the 45-day public review period and postmarked by November 13, 2018. Reviewers are advised that new comments must be submitted on the Recirculated Draft SEIR, and although comments received on the prior 2017 Draft SEIR are part of the Port’s administrative record, they may no longer be considered pertinent and would not require a written response by the Port of Los Angeles in the Final SEIR. 
 
Please submit written comments to:
 
Port of Los Angeles
Christopher Cannon, Director
Environmental Management Division
P.O. Box 151
San Pedro, CA 90733-0151
[email protected]
 
Comments sent via email should be included in letter format as an attachment to the e-mail, with the project title in the e-mail subject line, and an optional valid mailing address provided. Questions about this notice or project should be directed to the Port of Los Angeles Environmental Management Division at (310) 732-3675. For more information, visit portoflosangeles.org.
 
The Port of Los Angeles is America’s premier port and has a strong commitment to developing innovatively strategic and sustainable operations that benefit Southern California’s economy and quality of life. North America’s leading seaport by container volume and cargo value, the Port of Los Angeles facilitated $284 billion in trade during 2017. San Pedro Bay port complex operations and commerce facilitate one in nine jobs in the five-county Southern California region.
   
 
 


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