The Port of Long Beach has extended the public review period on a draft environmental study of Pier S, a proposal to develop a state-of-the-art, $650 million container shipping facility on Terminal Island. The Port will accept written comments until Dec. 2, 2011, providing additional time for groups, individuals and agencies to submit comments on the document. The original deadline was Nov. 15, 2011.
The proposed Pier S shipping terminal development on a vacant 160-acre parcel would utilize the latest technology and practices for reducing air pollution from cargo operations. The new facility would generate and sustain up to 40,000 new permanent jobs in the region, as well as thousands of temporary construction jobs, according to a press release issued by the Port on Tuesday.
The Port released the draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) and supplemental environmental impact report (SEIR) on Sept.16, analyzing the impacts of the proposed development and the mitigation measures that would be used to address those impacts.
For more information on the project, including electronic versions of the environmental reports, go to polb.com/Pier_S.
The environmental documents are available for review at:
• Port of Long Beach Administration Building, 925 Harbor Plaza
• Long Beach Public Main Library, 101 Pacific Ave.
• Long Beach City Clerk, 333 W. Ocean Blvd.
• San Pedro Regional Branch Library, 931 Gaffey St., San Pedro
• Wilmington Branch Library, 1300 N. Avalon Blvd., Wilmington
Written comments can be submitted to Richard D. Cameron, director of Environmental Planning, 925 Harbor Plaza, or