Where to send Public Comments on Valero Crude by Rail Project

Posted: June 4, 2014 in Rail Transport of Oil
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The proposed Valero rail terminal Project EIR will be released June 10 for public review.

The proposed Valero rail terminal Project EIR will be released June 10 for public review.

The draft EIR on the Valero Rail Terminal Project was released June 17 for a 45-day public review period.

Download the DEIR here:  http://www.ci.benicia.ca.us/index.asp?SEC={FDE9A332-542E-44C1-BBD0-A94C288675FD}

Send your thoughts to the City of Benicia by July 30.

You can make a difference!  Ask questions and voice your continuing concerns. Each letter becomes part of the public record and must be addressed in the final EIR.

Your comments may also be sent to the Planning Commission, City staff and our Mayor and City Council.

Note: When writing to the City Manager and Principal Planner, it helps to open with the phrase, “Please add my comments to the public legal record on Valero’s Crude By Rail Project and incorporate them as part of the review of its DEIR. “  

Send your comments to the following people:

  • Brad Kilger, City Manager, by email:  bkilger@ci.benicia.ca.us       AND
  •  Amy Million, Principal Planner, Community Development Department, by email:  amillion@ci.benicia.ca.us.
  •  Both may also be contacted by delivery to 250 East L Street, Benicia, CA 94510, or by Fax: (707) 747-1637.
  •  To direct email to Planning Commissioners, send email to Amy Million, requesting her to forward on to Planning Commissioners.


  1.  Send your thoughts to the news media:

3.  Stay tuned, and plan to attend Planning Commission and City Council meetings when Valero Crude By Rail comes up on the agenda.  The formal hearing will be at the Planning Commission’s July 10 meeting, 7pm, City Hall.  BE THERE! (Watch for further announcements on the Benicia Independent’s Events page.)

The City of Benicia  posted public comments each month.  Download May here: City of Benicia public comments on Valero Crude By Rail received during  May, 2014 You will find a variety of responses there.

Note that the City’s public comments are now PDFs with searchable text, however the comments for a given period of time all appear in a single document.  The index at the top of the document is neither paginated nor linked.  To find a particular comment, just open the document in your PDF viewer and search on that person’s name.

Older public comments and project  documents are on the City of Benicia’s Valero Crude By Rail page as well as on The Benicia Independent.

Roger Straw
Benicians for a Safe & Healthy Community  SafeBenicia.org
The Benicia Independent  BeniciaIndependent.com


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