L.A. port, Army Corps of Engineers plan terminal expansion forum
Federal government and Los Angeles city officials will hold an open forum Tuesday to discuss and take public comments on a major container terminal expansion project at the Port of Los Angeles.
The proposed project would expand and redevelop the port's 173-acre Trans Pacific Terminal by an additional 67 acres.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the lead federal agency on the project's federal environmental documents, and the port, which is the lead entity on the state version of the environmental documents, will jointly host Tuesday's forum. The two released a draft environmental impact statement/report on the project in June.
The law requires that all public comment, either presented in person or in writing, be entered into the public record and must be considered before the project is considered for approval. Public comments are being accepted through Aug. 20.
Tuesday's forum begins at 6 p.m. at Banning’s Landing Community Center, 100 E. Water St., in Wilmington.
Written comments can be sent to the following individuals:
* Spencer MacNeil, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Los Angeles District, P.O. Box 532711, Los Angeles, CA 90053-2325.
* Ralph Appy, Port of Los Angeles, 425 S. Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA 90731.