Port of L.A. directs removal of pipelines at Waterfront project

PBF Energy Western Region was ordered by the Port of Los Angeles’ Board of Harbor Commissioners to remove inactive pipelines from the area where the San Pedro Waterfront will eventually be developed.

The pipelines do not need to be relocated since they are inactive. PBF Energy will fund the removal of the pipelines.

“In 2009, the Board [of Harbor Commissioners] approved the San Pedro Waterfront EIR [Environmental Impact Report], which comprises numerous public access and private development projects in the San Pedro community,” port district staff told commissioners in a report. “Projects include the San Pedro Marketplace, Harbor Boulevard extension, Promenade and Town Square development.

“During the evaluation process, PBF’s idle pipelines were identified as impeding and hindering the development, and must be removed,” port district staff continued.

Commissioners approved the order at their Sept. 20 meeting.

PBF will have to remove the inactive pipelines as the city of Los Angeles prepares to move forward with the L.A. Waterfront project.

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