Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000241 

Received: 9/13/2013 2:57:00 PM
Commenter: Richard Ramey
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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
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
From:rickmurielmsn.com@p3nlhg149.shr.prod.phx3.secureserver.net Sent:Friday, September 13, 2013 2:57 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export EIS

The environmental study for the Cowlitz County port should be completed expeditiously. Any American operation that puts people back to work should be supported in these tough economic times.

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, richardramey rickmurielmsn.com