Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000233 

Received: 9/13/2013 4:02:00 PM
Commenter: Don Claussen
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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:none@p3nlhg149.shr.prod.phx3.secureserver.net Sent:Friday, September 13, 2013 4:02 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Scoping - Millennium's coal export

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.

We hear a lot of opinions about coal, but the reality of the Millennium Project is that it will have state-of-the-art equipment and best of all will bring life back to a site that has been left stagnant for some time. Many of us would love to have the opportunity to spend our entire career in one place. Millennium is offering that to us. Why not take advantage? If people insist "we can do better" then why haven't we?

Sincerely, Don Claussen none