Friday, November 18, 2016

POLB Extends Comment Period for Deep Draft Study

By Mark Edward Nero

The Port of Long Beach has extended the comment period for a study to identify and evaluate improvements to existing navigation channels, enhancing safety, reliability and efficiency for visiting vessels.

The Deep Draft Navigation Study would assess the costs, benefits and environmental impacts of the project alternatives that include dredging to deepen channels, basins, berths and other areas in the port.

Public comments on the port’s Deep Draft Navigation Study are now being accepted through Tuesday, Dec. 20.

Comments should be sent to Heather Tomley, Director of Environmental Planning, Port of Long Beach, 4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815, or at

The Notice of Preparation for the proposed project is available online at