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Millennium Bulk Terminals - Longview, LLC Project SEPA/NEPA Environmental Impact Statements
An environmental impact statement provides an impartial discussion of the likely significant adverse environmental impacts of a proposal, reasonable alternatives, and mitigation measures that would avoid or minimize the adverse impacts.
Proposal: Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview LLC (MBTL), based near Longview, Washington proposes to construct and operate a shipping terminal to export coal at the site of the former Reynolds Aluminum smelter in Cowlitz County. The MBTL proposal is for a facility that would ultimately have the capacity to handle 44 million metric tons of coal annually. Information on the proposal and the environmental analysis.
Lead Agencies: Cowlitz County (County), the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) are serving as Lead Agencies, using a synchronized process to oversee preparation of an EIS under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) and an EIS under the federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
El Departamento de Ecología del Estado de Washington y el condado de Cowlitz son las agencias a cargo de preparar la Declaración de Impacto Ambiental (EIS, por sus siglas en inglés) como parte de la Ley Estatal de Política Ambiental (SEPA, por sus siglas en inglés). El Cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de los Estados Unidos es la agencia principal para la preparación de un estudio de impacto ambiental bajo la Ley Nacional de Política Ambiental (NEPA, por sus siglas en inglés).
El Borrador de la EIS de SEPA se puso a disposición del público para recibir comentarios desde el 29 de abril hasta el 13 de junio de 2016. Se prevé que el lanzamiento del Borrador de la EIS de NEPA será en el 2016.
Las audiencias públicas y jornadas de puertas abiertas se llevaron a cabo en las siguientes fechas:
Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview NEPA and SEPA Environmental Impact Statements
Cowlitz County and the Washington State Department of Ecology are co-lead agencies preparing an EIS under the State Environmental Policy Act.
On April 29, 2016 Cowlitz County and the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) released a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview coal export terminal. The public comment period extended through June 13, 2016 and is now closed.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) lead agency and is preparing a NEPA Draft EIS. The anticipated release date for the NEPA
Draft EIS is in 2016.
The SEPA Draft EIS public comment period was from April 29 – June 13, 2016 and is now closed.
Health Impact Assessment
What is a Health Impact Assessment (HIA)
An HIA is defined as a combination of procedures, methods and tools that systematically judges the potential, and sometimes unintended, effects of a proposed program, project, plan, or policy on the health of a population and the distribution of those effects within the population.
SEPA Draft EIS
SEPA Draft Environmental Impact Statement
SEPA requires agencies to take environmental factors into consideration before taking action on proposed projects. It’s important to emphasize that the environmental review process is not a decision. It is not a permit. It is not a yes or no about this project.
About this Site
This website is authorized and managed jointly by Cowlitz County, the Washington State Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The purpose of this site is to provide a frequently updated informational hub during the Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview, LLC NEPA and SEPA environmental review process.
Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview (MBTL) LLC, based in Longview, Washington proposes to construct and operate a coal export terminal at the site of the former Reynolds Aluminum smelter in Cowlitz County. The MBTL proposal is for a facility that would ultimately have the capacity to handle 44 million metric tons of coal annually.