Port of Long Beach to Hold Hearing on Grain Export Facility

Port of Long Beach to Hold Hearing on Grain Export Facility

The Port of Long Beach has released a recirculated draft environmental impact report examining a proposed grain export facility at Pier T on Terminal Island.

A public hearing is scheduled for June 5 to gather comments on the recirculated draft EIR. A draft EIR was issued last year, but the California port said changes to the proposed project required that a recirculated draft EIR be developed and circulated.

Total Terminals International has proposed to build a grain export facility that would enable the transfer of grain and dried distillers grain with solubles (to be used for cattle feed) from railcars to ocean shipping containers. The facility would capitalize on the existing rail facilities and container yard to receive grain and dried distillers grains for export, with a capacity range of 750,000 to 2.8 million tons per year. It would be built on 11.6 vacant acres adjacent to the current TTI container shipping terminal.