Tuesday, August 3, 2021

Port of Los Angeles Extends Public Comment on SCIG Project

The public will now have more time to weigh in on the Southern California International Gateway Project (SCIG) in the Port of Los Angeles.

The port has moved the deadline to Aug. 25 for those interested in submitting comment on the Revised Draft Environmental Impact Report for a planned BNSF intermodal rail yard facility.

BNSF wants to build a multi-million dollar rail yard facility four miles away from the ports of L.A. and Long Beach, which would divert cargo that would normally travel by truck over 20 miles to the company rail yard in L.A. The move is expected to reduce air emissions in the region.

Feedback can be emailed to ceqacomments@portla.org, with the subject line labeled “SCIG Project.” For questions, contact Lisa Ochsner at the port’s Environmental Management Division at (310) 732-3412.

For more on the project’s environmental documents, visit https://www.portoflosangeles.org/environment/environmental-documents.