Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000061 

Received: 9/17/2013 10:54:00 AM
Commenter: Bill Hallanger
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Agency: Cowlitz County, the Washington Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview EIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
From:wlhallanger@kalama.com Sent:Tuesday, September 17, 2013 10:54 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export EIS

Allow me to voice my strong support for the proposed port at Longview. We need to move on with the environmental study as quickly as possible.

Cowlitz County has a surplus of industrial sites which impedes the development of the Reynolds Smelter site (due to cost of remediating and redeveloping a brownfield site). The "no action" alternative should consider the negative impact an underutilized site has on other potential sites specifically including the City of Longview's Mint Farm industrial park.

Here I see an opportunity to return many critically needed jobs to Washington State. It is paramount for the local, state, and national economies to seize every option they have to aid in their recovery. I urge you to take these comments in consideration and let's get Millennium Bulk Terminals to begin hiring and exporting. Thank you.

Sincerely,Bill Hallanger Bill Hallanger wlhallanger@kalama.com