RJJ Log Export Facility

Project Contact

Lina Velasco, Planning Manager
(510) 620-6841

Project Description

RJJ International (RJJ), the project applicant, is proposing to develop and operate a log processing and export facility at Terminal 3 of the Port of Richmond. The proposed project would be located at an already developed site at 1411 Harbour Way South that would be leased from the Port of Richmond. The proposed project would not require new construction; however, minor repairs to the existing Terminal 3 building and facility improvements are proposed, including reinstallation of the electrical system and new installation of a debarking machine inside the existing terminal shed, a surveillance system, and exterior lighting along the west side of the terminal shed. The existing truck scales adjacent to the administration building would also be repaired. No other construction or improvements are proposed as part of the proposed project.

The proposed facility would receive harvested timber from California forests that would be prepared for shipment, then loaded onto ocean-going ships that would berth at Terminal 3. Once loading of a ship is complete, the processed logs would be exported to China. It is anticipated that no more than six shiploads of timber would be exported each year. The trees would be harvested in accordance with a Timber Harvest Plan (THP) approved by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CALFIRE).

Project Location

The Project site is located at 1411 Harbour Way South, City of Richmond, County of Contra Costa

Review and Comment Period of Recirculated Mitigated Negative Declaration (NND)

Comments on the draft MND must be received by 5:00 p.m. on July 7, 2017 and mailed to Lina Velasco, City of Richmond, Planning Division, 450 Civic Center Plaza, Richmond, CA 94804