Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000085 

Received: 9/16/2013 4:05:00 PM
Commenter: Rob Jakubowski
State: Idaho

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:Rob Jakubowski <> Sent:Monday, September 16, 2013 4:05 PM Subject:coal terminal and coal trains

Hello. Please consider my following comment in addition to the others you have received:

Much has been stated about potential air and water pollution from increased coal train traffic, as well as traffic delays at crossings. However, another factor for those of us living near the tracks or crossings is noise pollution. I live near a crossing, where these trains pass on their way to Sandpoint, Idaho. They pass at all times of the day and night, and although it is a gated crossing, they all blow their horns 4 times at the crossing. I cannot imagine how disturbing 34 more trains per day (and they all have to come back heading East to get another load and will blow their horns then as well, correct?!) will be on my sleep.

At the very least, something should be done to prevent them from blowing their horns at gated crossings. I'm not sure if it is a company policy, or an actual Federal regulation, but it definitely needs to be changed before 34 more trains are allowed on the tracks!

Thank you for your consideration.

Rob Jakubowski Fisheries Technician Avista Corp. 1402 E. Spring Cr. Rd. Clark Fork, ID 83811 (208) 266-1141