POLA Seeks Input on Oil Terminal and Wharf Improvement Project

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The Port of Los Angeles is seeking feedback on a Notice of Preparation/Initial Study (NOP/IS) of a Draft Environmental Impact Report released for the Berths 148-151 (Phillips 66) Marine Oil Terminal and Wharf Improvement Project.

A virtual public meeting via Zoom is expected to take place at 5 p.m. on March 15, giving stakeholders an opportunity to comment on the NOP/IS.

Located at A Street in Wilmington, the project calls for upgrades to liquid bulk terminal wharves at Berths 148-151 that comply with Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards, which include replacing the timber wharf at Berths 150-151 with a new concrete wharf and related equipment, as well as temporary improvements at Berths 148-149 for alternative use during construction, according to the port.

The project also includes possibly issuing a new 20-year entitlement (with two potential 10-year additional options) to Phillip 66 to continue to operate at the site. For more information, visit portoflosangeles.org/ceqa.

The public has until April 10 to submit feedback on the NOP/IS to ceqacomments@portla.org or to Christopher Cannon, Director of Environmental Management, Los Angeles Harbor Department, 425 South Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, CA 90731.

The port has said commenters should include the project title “Berths 148-151 (Phillips 66) Marine Oil Terminal and Wharf Improvement Project” in the subject line of the email and the commenter’s physical mailing address in the email body.

By Karen Robes Meeks