The Port of Long Beach in the USA has prepared the final environmental impact report (EIR) for the Mitsubishi (MCC) Cement Facility Modification Project. The Port’s Board of Harbor Commissioners will consider the adequacy of the final EIR at its regular meeting 11 May, and whether to approve the proposed project.

Mitsubishi Cement is proposing modifications to its existing import cement facility located on Pier F at 1150 Pier F Avenue. The facility receives bulk cement and cement-like materials (including Portland cement, blast furnace slag, pozzolans, and fly ash) via bulk cargo vessels at Berth F208. The product is stored in a warehouse and loading silos. It is then loaded onto customer trucks via three truck loading racks and transported to local and regional concrete batch plants.

The proposed project would consist of constructing 40,000 metric tonnes of additional storage capacity consisting of storage and loading silos on vacant port property adjacent to Mitsubishi’s existing facility. The existing site would increase in size from 4.21 acres to 5.92 acres. It would also include installing an emission control system (Dockside Catalytic Control System) to capture and reduce nitrogen oxide emissions from ship auxiliary generators at berth, as well as upgrade ship unloading equipment and land side structures.

The Port’s Board of Harbor Commissioners is scheduled to act on the proposed project during a public hearing (Spanish and sign language translation services provided) on Monday 11 May at 6pm, during the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting, at the Harbor Department Interim Administration Offices.

The Board will consider any further comments regarding the proposed project at that time.