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Hearing Set on Grain Export Facility

June 5 meeting planned, public comments sought on proposal

May 14, 2013


The Port of Long Beach has released a recirculated draft environmental impact report examining a proposed grain export facility at Pier T on Terminal Island. A public hearing is scheduled for June 5 to gather comments on the recirculated draft EIR.

Total Terminals International LLC (TTI) has proposed to build a grain export facility that would enable the transfer of grain and a grain product known as “dried distillers grains with solubles” ? both products would be used for cattle feed only ? from railcars to ocean shipping containers. The facility would capitalize on the existing rail facilities and container yard to receive grain and dried distillers grains for export, with a capacity range of 750,000 to 2.8 million tons per year.

The facility would be built on 11.6 vacant acres adjacent to the current TTI container shipping terminal. A draft EIR was issued last year, but changes to the proposed project required that a recirculated draft EIR be developed and circulated.

The public hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at Long Beach City Hall Council Chambers, 333 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, 90802. Parking is available in a structure accessible off Broadway between Chestnut and Cedar avenues.

The public is encouraged to comment on the TTI Grain Terminal Facility recirculated draft EIR, which is available at http://www.polb.com/ceqa.

To send written comments, mail them to Richard D. Cameron, Director of Environmental Planning, Port of Long Beach, 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90802 or e-mail them to Cameron@polb.com.

Comments on the recirculated draft EIR will be accepted through Monday, June 17, 2013.

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