Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000065 

Received: 9/17/2013 12:39:00 PM
Commenter: Frank McShane
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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:frank@cni.net Sent:Tuesday, September 17, 2013 12:39 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millenium Coal Terminal

While I support the potential of jobs and the clean-up being conducted by Millenium, there are two issues that need clear answers in order to gain both the community's and my own full support for the project: 1. How will the increased train traffic be handled so as not to negatively impact the flow of vehicles and commerce through Longview? 2. How will the coal dust be managed and minimized so as to not negatively impact the health and environment of the surrounding community.

Unfortunately, neither of these issues has been addressed thoroughly nor have fully planned solutions to these concerns been presented. I understand these are cross-functional problems and require coordinated solutiions by a number of parties, but I expect Millenium and Cowlitz County to take ownership in being fully transparent about these issues and in leading the development of appropriate solutions.

Respectfully, Frank McShane Frank McShane frank@cni.net