Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Logistics Facility Redesign at Long Beach

By Karen Robes Meeks

Toyota Logistics Services is looking to redesign its Pier B facility at the Port of Long Beach and construct a renewable fuel-cell power plant and hydrogen fueling station.

Toyota—which has a terminal for receiving, handling and transporting its vehicles off-site by truck or rail—wants to streamline its operations by tearing down spaces for office, car washing, fueling, auto body and other uses and centralizing many of those into one location.

The project also includes the addition of a 2.3-megawatt fuel-cell power plant and a new fueling station that includes hydrogen dedicated pumps, according to the port.

The port on Thursday released an Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration document that looks at whether the project would have any significant environmental impact. The public can weigh in on the draft study until July 10.

The document can be found at www.polb.com/ceqa. Submit comments in writing to Heather Tomley, Director of Environmental Planning, Port of Long Beach, 4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach, CA 90815, or email ceqa@polb.com.