Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000320 

Received: 9/19/2013 8:37:00 PM
Commenter: Andy Whiton
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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:dawhiton@gmail.com Sent:Thursday, September 19, 2013 8:37 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export project scoping

I appreciate the agencies offering this opportunity to comment on Millennium Bulk Terminals scoping. The port at Longview will bring many good paying jobs to Washington and will encourage the development of our natural resources nationwide, helping to lift us out of our current nationwide economic depression.

Millennium Bulk Terminals have been actively engaging the community of Longview for the three years they have been at the old Reynold's site. Recent SEPA more limited environmental reviews for shipping terminals with similar rail traffic, vessel traffic and GHG emissions along the Columbia River should be used as guides for developing the scope of the SEPA review for the Millennium Project, such as the recent grain terminal approvals.

The important thing is that the concerns people have of the proposed project that Millennium Bulk Terminals is offering will be addressed responsibly. Exporting at Millennium is needed now to bring a tremendous amount of good paying jobs and increase tax revenue to the local area. I ask that you keep the permitting process at an expeditious manner. Thank you.

Sincerely, Andy Whiton dawhiton@gmail.com