A Recirculated Draft Environmental Impact Report (Recirculated DEIR) was made available for public review/comment between July 23, 2013, and September 13, 2013 (see below for links to download that complete document). Upon close of that public comment period and review of the letters received, the City, as lead agency, determined that additional information would need to be added to the DEIR in order to ensure that the environmental analysis is complete and comprehensive. To accomplish this, it was determined that a second recirculation of the DEIR would be required.
February 18, 2014, Letter from the City Manager
Following this determination and delivery of the February 18, 2014, letter (provided above), the applicant placed their application on hold.
Current Project Status as of 3/27/15:
In early 2015, the applicant notified the City of its plans to reactivate the project proposal and include a modification to the project description in order to exclude any rail activity associated with the project. The new 2015 proposal essentially reverts back to the original project (from 2011), with a focus on virgin and partially refined crude oil transport by water and/or pipeline only (no rail transport), with on-site storage. Staff has determined that a second recirculation of the DEIR would still be required for this modified proposal.
Upcoming City Council Meeting: On April 6, 2015, the City Council will be asked to approve a resolution allocating additional funds (to be reimbursed by the applicant) for the environmental consultant budget, in order to re-start the environmental review process for the modified project [click here to download materials associated with this agenda item]. Once the Council authorizes this reactivation, the environmental consultant will begin re-analyzing the impacts associated with the newly modified proposal with emphasis on concerns raised during the last public review period. The DEIR re-drafting process is expected to take several months to complete, and upon completion, a Second Recirculated DEIR would be made available to the public for a new 45-day review period.
If you have any questions on the revised 2015 proposal, or the overall application process, please feel free to contact the City using the contact information provided below:
Lead Agency Project Contact:
Kristin Pollot, Planning Manager
City of Pittsburg, Planning Division
65 Civic Avenue
Pittsburg, CA 94565
Phone: (925) 252-6941
Fax (925) 252-4814
2013 WesPac Recirculated DEIR Chapters [PDFs]
Notice of Availability
Cover Page & Table of Contents