Berth 163-164 [NuStar-Valero] Marine Oil Terminal Wharf Improvements Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Port of Los Angeles
Document Title
Berth 163-164 [NuStar-Valero] Marine Oil Terminal Wharf Improvements Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Qualified Heavy Industrial [(Q)M3-1]

Document Description
The primary objective of the proposed Project is to allow compliance with the State of California’s Marine Oil Terminal Engineering and Maintenance Standards (MOTEMS) at the marine oil terminal currently at Berth 163 (Shore Terminals, LLC, a subsidiary of NuStar Energy L.P.). The wooden wharf will be replaced with a new, concrete wharf and associated equipment to comply with MOTEMS seismic and safety standards. The proposed Project also includes consideration by the Board of Harbor Commissioners of issuance of 30-year leases to NuStar, for continued operation of the Berth 163 Marine Oil Terminal and for operation of a backlands portion of Berth 162, and to Ultramar, Inc., a subsidiary of Valero Energy Corporation, for continued operation of oil terminal facilities on backlands at Berth 164.

Contact Information
Erin Sheehy
Project Manager
Lead/Public Agency
425 S Palos Verdes Street
San Pedro, CA 90731

Phone : (310) 732-3675


Los Angeles San Pedro
Los Angeles
Cross Streets
S. La Paloma Avenue

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Wharf Improvements)
Local Action
Use Permit Coastal Permit
Project Issues
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Coastal Zone Cultural Resources Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Tribal Cultural Resources
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB) California Coastal Commission (CCC) California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW) California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT) California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT) California Department of Water Resources (DWR) California Highway Patrol (CHP) California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Department of Transportation, District 7 (DOT)


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Initial Study - Mitigated Negative Declaration Berth 163-164 [NuStar-Valero] Marine Oil Terminal Wharf Improvements Project   PDF 20753 K SCH Summary Form NuStar Valero   PDF 579 K Valero-NuStar NOI - English 4-28-2021 - FINAL 4-28-2021   PDF 310 K Valero-NuStar NOI - Spanish 4-28-2021 - FINAL 4-28-2021   PDF 297 K
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
Signed NuStar Valero NOC 4-28-2021   PDF 243 K
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]
2021050263_Caltrans Comment   PDF 263 K

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