Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000186 

Received: 9/15/2013 6:22:00 PM
Commenter: Richie Allison
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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
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Submission Text
From:Allison3989@comcast.net Sent:Sunday, September 15, 2013 6:22 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export terminal EIS

I would like to add my support to the proposed port at Longview and ask that the environmental study proceed rapidly.

The neighboring Port of Longview owns 275 acres at Barlow Point. Cowlitz County has long recognized that upgrades to the Reynolds Short Line were desired long before Millennium presented its proposal. To serve the industrial and export terminal areas improvements to the Reynolds short line have been desired with or without Millennium's proposal. The EIS should consider the benefits that would accrue to the Port and industrial users along Industrial Way by improvements made to the rail corridor to support Millennium's export coal facility.

This is an important project that will provide a vital role in boosting the economy and one that should be allowed to proceed in as quick of a manner as possible.

Sincerely,Richie Allison Richie Allison Allison3989@comcast.net