Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility

The Port of Long Beach (POLB) has applied for a local coastal development permit (CDP) from the City of Los Angeles for the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility. The purposes of the proposed Project are to: (a) provide a sufficient facility to accommodate the expected demand of cargo to be moved via on-dock rail into the foreseeable future; (b) maximize on-dock intermodal operations to reach the long- term goal of 30 to 35 percent of cargo containers to be handled by on-dock rail; (c) provide a facility that can accept and handle longer container trains; and (d) provide a rail yard that is cost effective and fiscally prudent. The proposed Project would respond to three areas of need: (a) more efficient and rational rail operations, both within and to/from the San Pedro Bay Ports complex; (b) address the physical deficiencies and shortcomings of the existing Pier B Rail Yard with respect to supporting on-dock rail operations; and (c) address local roadway deficiencies and enhance utilities and aging infrastructure.

The Pier B On‑Dock Rail Support Facility Program (Program) includes reconfiguring, expanding, and enhancing the capacity of the existing Pier B Rail Yard Facility. The Program will provide a marshaling area to receive and manage the intermodal rail volume growth, provide a destination for westbound trains that currently are not able to enter the port when on‑dock track space is unavailable, and allow multiple marine terminals to send small cuts of rail cars to be assembled into destination trains.

Project elements anticipated within the City of Los Angeles includes the following items:

  • Realign the existing ACTA mainline tracks to accommodate the enhanced rail yard.
  • Widen the existing Dominguez Channel Bridge to accommodate an additional track.
  • Provide pier protection walls for existing SR-103 (Terminal Island Freeway) and Anaheim Street Overcrossing bridge columns.
  • Reconfigure existing tracks and add additional tracks to allow five arrival/departure tracks with direct connection to the ACTA mainline tracks.
  • Realign/reconfigure the Long Beach Lead tracks and the TILT tracks.
  • Provide enhanced rail signal facilities.
  • Provide additional switching leads and rail car storage and staging tracks.
  • Provide a potential locomotive layover/fueling facility north of Anaheim Street.
  • Provide potential ancillary yard facilities including material storage and laydown areas and office facilities.
  • Provide site grading and drainage enhancements to accommodate the enhanced rail yard.
  • Provide LID improvements to minimize the impact of the proposed development on the environment, including water quality BMPs to treat runoff from the proposed project.
  • Widen and realign Pier B Street (a publicly accessible private street) to enhance safety and accommodate the expanded rail yard.
  • Provide street lighting and drainage.
  • Reconfigure the east end of the Mead Yard rail facility to accommodate the Pier B Rail Yard improvements.
  • Reconfigure the Anaheim Way at-grade rail crossing to accommodate the rail yard improvements, including potential at-grade crossing warning devices.
  • Reconfigure the Anaheim Way and Pier B Street intersection to accommodate the realigned Pier B Street.
  • Reconstruct Anaheim Way and Farragut Street: The intersection of Anaheim Way and Farragut Street would be widened/realigned to make room for proposed new Heavy Haul Route.  Reclassify Anaheim Way and Farragut Street from local streets to collector streets and include both streets in the City of Los Angeles Overweight Vehicle Special Permit Routes. The realignment will accommodate oversized truck turning movements along Anaheim Way from Pier B Street to Farragut Avenue.

The alternative route for oversized trucks accessing the (Port) via Farragut Avenue-Anaheim Way-Anaheim Street will replace the 9th Street at-grade crossing route scheduled to be permanently closed under the Pier B On-Dock Rail Facility Program.  

  • Provide a new entrance to the Valero facility from existing Pier B Street.
  • Provide new rail yard lighting.
  • Provide new yard air system including air compressor building.
  • Provide yard access and maintenance roadways within the rail yard.
  • Provide landscaping enhancements at key locations.
  • Relocate/protect in place impacted public utilities.
  • Relocate/protect in place impacted third-party utilities.
  • Vacate Grant Street, Schley Avenue, MacDonough Avenue, Cushing Avenue, Southern Pacific Drive, Sampson Avenue, and Pennington Avenue south of Grant Street, north of Southern Pacific Railroad tracks between Pennington Avenue and Foote Avenue for the expansion of trains and train tracks in the reconfigured, expanded and enhanced Pier B Rail Yard facility.

The Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the project was certified by the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners in 2018. The Draft and Final EIR documents for the Project are available on the Port’s website at https://www.polb.com/ceqa.

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT (CDP) APPLICATION NO. 21-04
FOR THE PIER B ON-DOCK RAIL SUPPORT FACILITY PROJECT

HEARING DATE, TIME, AND LOCATION: This notice is for a public hearing scheduled for May 11, 2022 at 6:00 PM PDT and to be held via WebEx webinar for the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility Project Coastal Development Permit Application No. 21-04.

Please use the link below to join the virtual webinar:

Date: May 11, 2022               Time: 6:00 PM PDT

Webinar link:

bit.ly/PierB-CDP-WEBEX

or

Webinar Link

Join by phone or by webinar number:

+1-408-418-9388 United States Toll

Webinar number (access code): 2487 641 6302

Webinar password: MAprzPbs358 (62779727 from phones)

PROJECT BACKGROUND: The Port of Long Beach (POLB) has applied for a local coastal development permit (CDP) from the City of Los Angeles for the Pier B On-Dock Rail Support Facility. The proposed Project would respond to three areas of need: (a) more efficient and rational rail operations, both within and to/from the San Pedro Bay Ports complex; (b) address the physical deficiencies and shortcomings of the existing Pier B Rail Yard with respect to supporting on-dock rail operations; and (c) address local roadway deficiencies and enhance utilities and aging infrastructure.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION/LOCATION: The Project site is generally situated between the Dominguez Channel to the west, Interstate 710 (I-710) to the east, Ocean Boulevard to the south, and Anaheim Street to the north. The portion of the project within the City of Los Angeles (COLA) is the westmost project area (Figure 1). The Pier B On‑Dock Rail Support Facility Program (Program) includes reconfiguring, expanding, and enhancing the capacity of the existing Pier B Rail Yard Facility. The Program will provide a marshaling area to receive and manage the intermodal rail volume growth, provide a destination for westbound trains that currently are not able to enter the port when on‑dock track space is unavailable, and allow multiple marine terminals to send small cuts of rail cars to be assembled into destination trains.

More information regarding the specific project elements within the City of Los Angeles can be found above.

PUBLIC COMMENT: Interested persons and attendees may speak or submit written information during this virtual hearing. All written comments must be received on or before 4:00 PM on May 18, 2022 to be considered, prior to a decision on the permit being made. Written comments should be sent by email to jan.green.rebstock@lacity.org, or mailed to:

City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Bureau of Engineering, Environmental Management Group
ATTN: Dr. Jan Green Rebstock, Environmental Affairs Officer
1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Mail Stop 939
Los Angeles, CA 90015-2213

The application, exhibits, and other information relating to the case are available for your review at 1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90015-2213 in the Office of the Environmental Management Group. If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jan Green Rebstock at jan.green.rebstock@lacity.org.

 

AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA

SOLICITUD DE PERMISO DE DESARROLLO COSTERO (COASTAL DEVELOPMENT PERMIT, CDP) NO. 21-04 PARA EL PROYECTO DE LA INSTALACIÓN DE APOYO PARA CARGA FERROVIARIA EN EL PIER (MUELLE) B

FECHA, HORA Y UBICACIÓN DE LA AUDIENCIA: Este aviso es para una audiencia pública programada para el 11 de mayo de 2022 a las 6:00 p.m. PDT que se llevará a cabo vía seminario web en WebEx para la Solicitud de permiso de desarrollo costero No. 21-04 para el Proyecto de instalación de apoyo para carga ferroviaria en el Pier (Muelle) B.

Por favor de usar el enlace siguiente para entrar al seminario virtual en la web:

Fecha: 11 de mayo de 2022         Hora: 6:00 p.m. PDT

Únase a la reunión WebEx:

bit.ly/PierB-CDP-WEBEX

or

Webinar Link

Únase por teléfono o por número de seminario web:

+1-408-418-9388 peaje de estados unidos

ID de la reunión: 2487 641 6302

Contraseña: MAprzPbs358 (62779727 desde telefonos)

ANTECEDENTES DEL PROYECTO: El Puerto de Long Beach (POLB) ha solicitado un permiso de desarrollo costero local (coastal development permit, CDP) de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles para la instalación de apoyo para carga ferroviaria en el Pier (Muelle) B. El Proyecto propuesto respondería a tres áreas de necesidad: (a) operaciones ferroviarias más eficientes y racionales, tanto hacia o desde el complejo de puertos de San Pedro Bay; (b) atender las deficiencias físicas y defectos del Patio ferroviario del Pier (Muelle) B con respecto a apoyar las operaciones de carga ferroviaria; y (c) atender las deficiencias ferroviarias locales y mejorar los servicios públicos y la infraestructura que envejece.

DESCRIPCIÓN/UBICACIÓN DEL PROYECTO: El sitio del Proyecto está situado en general entre el Canal Dominguez al oeste, la Interestatal 710 (I-710) al este, el Ocean Boulevard hacia el sur, y Anaheim Street hacia el norte. La porción del proyecto dentro de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles (City of Los Angeles, COLA) es el área del proyecto más hacia el oeste. El Programa de instalación de apoyo para carga ferroviaria en el Pier B (Programa) incluye reconfigurar, expandir y mejorar la capacidad de la instalación existente del patio ferroviario del Pier B. El Programa proporcionará un área de concentración para recibir y manejar el crecimiento de volumen ferroviario intermodal, proporcionará un destino para los trenes que van en dirección oeste que actualmente no pueden entrar al puerto cuando no hay disponible espacio en las vías ferroviarias de carga, y permitirá que múltiples terminales marítimas envíen pequeños cortes de carros de ferrocarril a los trenes de destino. Se puede encontrar más información sobre el proyecto en polb.com/PierB.

Puede encontrarse más información respecto a los elementos del proyecto específico dentro de la Ciudad de Los Ángeles visitando la página web del proyecto de la Oficina de Ingeniería:

bit.ly/PierB-CDP-LA

COMENTARIO PÚBLICO: Las personas interesadas y los asistentes pueden hablar o entregar información escrita durante esta audiencia virtual. Todos los comentarios escritos deben ser recibidos en o antes de las 4:00 p.m. del 18 de mayo de 2022 para ser considerados, antes de que se tome una decisión sobre el permiso. Los comentarios escritos deberán enviarse por correo electrónico a: jan.green.rebstock@lacity.org, o enviarse por correo postal a:

City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Bureau of Engineering, Environmental Management Group
ATTN: Dr. Jan Green Rebstock, Environmental Affairs Officer
1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Mail Stop 939
Los Angeles, CA 90015-2213

La solicitud, documentos anexos y otra información relacionada con el caso está disponible para su revisión en 1149 S. Broadway, Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90015-2213 en la oficina del Grupo de Gestión Ambiental. Si tiene alguna pregunta, póngase en contacto con el Dr. Jan Green Rebstock en jan.green.rebstock@lacity.org.