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Study Released on Cement Terminal Improvements

Port sets Oct. 22 hearing, public comments sought

October 3, 2014

The Port of Long Beach this week released a draft environmental impact report examining proposed modifications to the existing Mitsubishi Cement import facility on Pier F. To gather comments on the recirculated draft EIR, a public hearing is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 22, in the City Council Chambers, Long Beach City Hall, at 333 W. Ocean Blvd., 90802. Doors open at 6 p.m.

Mitsubishi Cement is proposing to add storage, upgrade unloading equipment and install a new air pollution control system at its terminal, which receives bulk cement and cement-like materials from bulk cargo vessels. The material is stored in a warehouse and silos. It is then transported to concrete batch plants via truck.

The project would consist of constructing additional storage for 40,000 metric tons of products on vacant Port property adjacent to Mitsubishi’s existing facility. It would also include installing an emission control system to capture and reduce harmful emissions from ship auxiliary generators at berth.

The Mitsubishi Cement Facility Modification Project draft EIR is available at http://www.polb.com/ceqa.

The public is welcome to comment on the draft EIR at the Oct. 22 meeting. Parking is available in a structure accessible off Broadway between Chestnut and Cedar avenues. Spanish and sign language translation services will be available.

Comments are due to the Port by Nov. 18, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. Send written comments to Heather Tomley, Director of Environmental Planning, Port of Long Beach, 4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815, or to heather.tomley@polb.com.

Media Contact: Lee Peterson, Port of Long Beach Media Relations Specialist, (562) 283-7715, (562) 519-2177 (cell), or lee.peterson@polb.com.

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