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Port of Long Beach Berth Compliance Support

Quick Facts:

  • Port Section: Berth D44
  • Notable Surveys: Eelgrass and Caulerpa
  • Watershed: Los Angeles River Watershed

Project Summary:

Great Ecology served as Eagle Rock Aggregates’ (ERA) agent and was responsible for coordinating compliance issues related to the marine portion of the redevelopment of Port of Long Beach Berth D44 as a bulk aggregate shipping facility. The size of the ships calling at the proposed berth requires 6,000 cubic yards of maintenance and advance maintenance dredging to be undertaken to safely accommodate navigational requirements. Work associated with the project included regulatory compliant designs, characterizing and permitting dredged sediments, conducting natural resource surveys (including eelgrass and Caulerpa surveys), and review of comments and responses of the draft EIR/EIS. Project delays resulted in the need to conduct both initial and verification surveys of eelgrass and marine resources using remotely operated vehicle (ROV), a significant saving for ERA. The project included intensive coordination with regulators, the Port, and the dredging contractor to meet regulatory and logistical-driven deadlines, and was successfully completed in 2014.

Long Beach, CA