The NEPA Draft EIS comment period is now closed. The comment period was from
Sept. 30 -Nov. 29, 2016.
Over 3,300 comments were received
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 cuerpo de Ingenieros del Ejército de los Estados Unidos (Corps en inglés) es la agencia que está preparando la Declaración de Impacto Ambiental (EIS, por sus siglas en inglés) para la terminal de exportación Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview como parte de la Ley Nacional de Política Ambiental (NEPA, por sus siglas en inglés). A su vez, el condado de Cowlitz y el Departamento de Ecología del Estado de Washington están preparando una EIS como parte de la Ley Estatal de Política Ambiental (SEPA, por sus siglas en inglés).
Tanto el borrador de las EIS de NEPA como el de SEPA fueron puestos a disposición del público para recibir comentarios en el 2016. El período para recibir comentarios sobre ambos documentos ha cerrado.
Información adicional está disponible en español.
Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview NEPA and SEPA Environmental Impact Statements
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is the lead agency preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview export terminal under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). The Corps released the Draft EIS for public review in September 2016. The comment period on the NEPA Draft EIS is closed.
Cowlitz County and the Washington State Department of Ecology are co-lead agencies preparing an EIS under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA). The comment period on the SEPA Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is now closed. The anticipated release date for the SEPA Final EIS is mid-2017.
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.
NEPA Draft EIS
NEPA Draft Environmental Impact Statement
NEPA stands for National Environmental Policy Act. NEPA requires federal officials to consider environmental values alongside the technical and economic considerations that are inherent factors in federal decision making.
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, permit, or a yes or no on the 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.
MILLENNIUM Bulk Terminals-Longview | NEPA / SEPA Environmental Impact Statements