Port of LA Releases Draft Environmental Study on Proposed Cement Facility

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The Port of Los Angeles wants the public to weigh in on a newly released draft environmental impact report on a low-carbon cement-processing facility project in Wilmington.

The port plans to host a virtual meeting at 5 p.m. Nov. 1 on Zoom to give the public an opportunity to offer feedback on a project being proposed by Ecocem Materials Ltd, through its Orcem California Inc. subsidiary.

The company wants to build and operate a facility that processes cement on the backlands near Berths 192-194. Raw materials arriving from trucks and vessels at Berth 191 would be stored and handled to make “a low-carbon binder (an alternative to portland cement)” and delivered by truck to local customers, according to the port.

The public has until Nov. 27 to provide comment on the draft, which would also be part of the final environmental impact report.

Can’t make it to the meeting? Email comments to ceqacomments@portla.org. The project’s title, “Berth 191-194 (Ecocem) Low-Carbon Cement-Processing Facility Project” should to be in the subject line of the email, and the commenter’s physical mailing address should be in the email body.

Feedback can also be mailed to: Director of Environmental Management, Los Angeles Harbor Department, 425 South Palos Verdes St., San Pedro, CA 90731.

More information is available at portoflosangeles.org/ceqa.

By Karen Robes Meeks