Public Scoping Meeting Set for Thursday, Nov. 13

SAN PEDRO, Calif. — Oct. 29, 2014 — The Environmental Management Division of the Los Angeles Harbor Department and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have prepared a joint Notice of Intent/Notice of Preparation (NOI/NOP) for the proposed Everport container terminal improvement project at Berths 226-236 at the Port of Los Angeles.

The Notice of Intent/Notice of Preparation is the first step in the Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) process. It is a document stating that an EIS/EIR will be prepared for a particular project. The NOI/NOP is released for public review to solicit feedback. This feedback helps identify the potential environmental impacts and project alternatives to be addressed in the EIS/EIR.

The proposed project at the existing Everport terminal would include dredging, disposal of dredged material, the addition of three gantry cranes, backland development and other improvements.

The NOI/NOP is available for review at: L.A. Public Library, San Pedro Branch, 921 South Gaffey Street, San Pedro, California; L.A. Public Library, Wilmington Branch, 1300 North Avalon, Wilmington, California; or Los Angeles Harbor Department, Environmental Management Division, 222 W. 6th Street, 9th Floor, San Pedro, California. CD copies of the NOI/NOP are also available at the Environmental Management Division Offices.

A public scoping meeting will be held on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the Board Room of the Harbor Administration Building, 425 S. Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, California.

Comments on the NOI/NOP will be received through November 24, 2014.

Please send written comments to both of the addresses listed below:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District
Regulatory Division, Ventura Field Office
c/o Theresa Stevens, Ph.D.
2151 Alessandro Drive, Suite 110
Ventura, CA 93001

Christopher Cannon, Director of Environmental Management
Los Angeles Harbor Department
425 South Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Please send email comments to both of the addresses listed below:

Comment letters sent via email should include the Project title “Berths 226-236 [Everport] Container Terminal Improvements Project” in the email subject line and the commenter’s physical mailing address in the body of the email.

For additional information, please contact James Bahng at the Port of Los Angeles at (310) 732-3675.

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 generates more than 830,000 regional jobs and $35 billion in annual wages and tax revenues. The Port of Los Angeles – A cleaner port. A brighter future.