In case you haven’t heard, the Board of Supervisors decided to continue the hearing of the Phillips 66 Propane recovery project until April 1, or later if necessary. Â The planning commission will need that time to answer questions raised by residents, CBE, Â Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger (on behalf of the Rodeo Citizens Association),Â a Jan. 15 letter fromÂ Attorney General Kamala HarrisÂ Â about the flawed Wespac project DEIR and its impact on the Bay Area including Rodeo, Â and aÂ letter from the air boardÂ .
Due to lack of data from the refinery and conflicting data in the EIR, BAAQMD is unable to make a determination about the project and its impacts on the environment. Â They are requesting more data or a valid explanation of why it isn’t necessary.
It sounds as if the EIR will need to be re-written or severely revised, and probably redistributed. Â It will definitely be re-open for public comment after the April 1 hearing. Stay tuned for details.
A good piece by Tom Lochner of the West County Times can be read here.
Video documentation of the hearing is here. Â Jump to “D.1”. Â See our local heroes.