Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000198 

Received: 9/9/2013 3:59:00 PM
Commenter: Tim Brown
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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:t.brown@aecoal.com Sent:Monday, September 09, 2013 3:59 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export EIS

Please include my comments as part of the public response to the proposed coal export terminal at Longview. This project should move forward without delay.

The scoping decision should include a timetable for issuance of a Draft EIS and a final EIS. Ecology's SEPA Rules require a final EIS to be issued "as close as possible" to the time that Millennium submitted its proposal. Scoping started more than 18 months after the application was submitted. The lead agencies must work to issue a Draft EIS within one year of the start of scoping, and a final EIS within 18 months from the start of scoping.

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, Tim Brown t.brown@aecoal.com