Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Hearing Scheduled on Proposed Long Beach Grain Facility

A public hearing has been scheduled for Wed., Jan. 11 by the Port of Long Beach to receive comments on a draft environmental impact report regarding a proposed grain export facility at Pier T on Terminal Island.

Total Terminals International is proposing to build a facility that would transfer grain from railcars into ocean shipping containers. The proposed facility, which would export an estimated 750,000 to 1.5 million tons of grain annually utilizing existing rail and container shipping facilities, would be built on about 10 vacant acres adjacent to the current TTI container shipping terminal.

The draft environmental impact report for the project is available at polb.com/ceqa.

The public hearing’s scheduled for 7 p.m. Wed., Jan. 11 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 port is also accepting written comments until 4:30 p.m. on Jan. 23, 2012 at Cameron@polb.com or by mail to Richard D. Cameron, Director of Environmental Planning, Port of Long Beach, 925 Harbor Plaza, Long Beach, CA 90802.