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ICTF Meeting Nov. 13 to Feature EIR Status Update

October 17, 2012

 

The governing board of the Intermodal Container Transfer Facility (ICTF) Joint Powers Authority (JPA) will meet Tuesday, November 13 at 6 p.m. at Silverado Park, 1545 W. 31st St., Long Beach. The proposed agenda will include administrative items and a status update on the preparation and future release of an EIR for the ICTF Modernization and Expansion Project. The agenda will be published on the JPA website, http://www.ictf-jpa.org/, once it is finalized. The meeting is open to the public and attendees are welcome to address the Board.

The ICTF serves to enhance the efficient flow of truck and rail cargo through the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles. The 148-acre facility is located approximately 5 miles north of the ports, at the northern terminus of SR 103, and is operated by Union Pacific.

The ICTF JPA is a public entity created in 1983 to oversee the development and operation of the ICTF. This JPA is administered by a governing board that operates separately and apart from the cities of Long Beach and Los Angeles.

Union Pacific has proposed an ICTF Modernization and Expansion Project that would more than double the throughput capacity of the ICTF from 725,000 to 1.5 million containers per year. The proposed project would incorporate a number of environmental improvements, including the use of electric overhead cranes, cleaner yard tractors, and ultra-low-emission locomotives. The ICTF JPA has released the notice of Preparation/Initial Study, which describes the proposed project and discusses its likely environmental impacts. These impacts will be fully analyzed and discussed in the draft EIR that is being written. Therefore, discussion of the proposed project's details will occur in a future meeting after public release of the EIR. Copies of the NOP/IS and previous JPA meeting minutes are available on the JPA website.

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