Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0000782 

Received: 9/20/2013 11:39:00 AM
Commenter: Robert A. Stockton

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 Sent:Friday, September 20, 2013 11:39 AM Subject:Millennium Project scoping
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. Cowlitz County has a surplus of industrial sites which impedes the development of the Reynolds Smelter site (due to cost of remediating and redeveloping a brownfield site). The "no action" alternative should consider the negative impact an underutilized site has on other potential sites specifically including the City of Longview's Mint Farm industrial park. Millennium Bulk Terminals has done a great deal to assure that environmental protections are put in place for its proposed import/export terminal. I see Millennium as being an asset to many communities in addition to the ones surrounding the site in question and the economic outlook of our nation as a whole which will further increase environmental support of more contaminated properties throughout the State of Washington and the nation. I urge you to see that this project is allowed to proceed to benefit the environmental welfare of a much larger region and the economy of many communities throughout the west. Sincerely, Robert A. Stockton