Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000213 

Received: 9/10/2013 3:44:00 PM
Commenter: Matthew Guptill
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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:m.guptill@aecoal.com Sent:Tuesday, September 10, 2013 3:44 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Support for Longview/EIS comment

Let's get moving on the Longview coal export terminal! This project has been on hold for over a year and a half awaiting study. These environmental studies need to get moving.

The scoping decision should require that the EIS incorporate existing environmental documents in lieu of necessitating new reports and examination. This should be used to prevent the EIS from accumulating background data where such data already is in existing approved NEPA documents. For example, the BLM's Wright Area EIS analyzes the impact from consumption in coal burning plants of the entire annual output of the PRB--~ 450 mtpy. It concludes the impact is not significant. Surely then 50 mtpy , or even the cumulative impact of 100 mtpy from Millennium, Gateway and Coyote is not significant. Therefor this topic can be addressed briefly and the work of the BLM EIS can be incorporated by reference in support.

This scope is being finely crafted. The progress this port represents should not be hampered. It's time to get folks back to work!

Sincerely, Matthew Guptill m.guptill@aecoal.com