Public Hearing Tonight for Proposed Terminal
Port invites comment on Pier S at meeting
October 13, 2011
The Port of Long Beach invites the public to a hearing tonight, Thursday, October 13, on draft environmental documents studying a proposal to develop a state-of-the-art, $650 million container shipping terminal on Terminal Island. The development would showcase sustainable goods movement and generate up to 40,000 jobs in the region.
To offer the public an opportunity to comment in person on the documents, the Port is hosting this second of two hearings:
- October 13, Cabrillo High School Auditorium, 2001 Santa Fe Ave., Long Beach, 90810. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., presentation starts at 7 p.m.
The proposed Pier S development on a vacant 160-acre parcel would utilize the latest technology and practices for reducing air pollution from cargo operations. In addition, the new terminal would help the Port to remain competitive and able to sustain additional jobs in the region.
The Port has released a draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and supplemental environmental impact report (SEIR) analyzing the impacts of the proposed development, and the mitigation measures that would be used to address those impacts.
For more information, go to www.polb.com/Pier_S.
Written comments are also welcome through November 15. Send comments to Rick Cameron, Director of Environmental Planning, 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, 90802; or Cameron@polb.com.
The document is available at:
• Port of Long Beach Administration Building, 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, 90802
• Long Beach Public Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave., Long Beach, 90822
• Long Beach City Clerk, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, 90802
• San Pedro Regional Branch Library, 931 Gaffey St., San Pedro, 90731
• Wilmington Branch Library, 1300 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington, 90744