SAN PEDRO, Calif. — November 9, 2009 —  The Environmental Management staff of the Port of Los Angeles has received the 2009 Award for Outstanding Environmental Analysis Document by the Association of Environmental Professionals for its work on the San Pedro Waterfront Project Draft Environmental Impact Report/Environmental Impact Statement (DEIR/DEIS).

“The remarkable work done by our environmental team, their consultants and a cross-section of other port staff played an important role in the San Pedro Waterfront Project being approved recently by the Harbor Commission,” said Port of Los Angeles Executive Director Geraldine Knatz, Ph.D. “I’m glad to see our staff recognized for its outstanding and comprehensive work on this project.”

Judges called the Port’s Waterfront DEIR/DEIS “an excellent document,” noting it provided strong evaluation of alternative approaches, integrated sustainable design features and used exhibits well to clearly illustrate the project. View the DEIR/DEIS and the final documents here. For more information on the Port’s waterfront initiatives in San Pedro and Wilmington, visit www.lawaterfront.org.

The Association of Environmental Professionals is a non-profit organization of environmental practitioners and natural resource managers. The group is dedicated to the enhancement, maintenance and protection of the natural and human environment. For more information, visit www.califaep.org.
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