Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001426
Received: 9/4/2013 1:35:00 PM
Commenter: Shaun Hubbard
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
From:Shaun Hubbard <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sent:Wednesday, September 04, 2013 1:15 PM To:email@example.com Subject:Docket number 2013-19738: Comment on scope of EIS for Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview LLC Coal Export Terminal
Dear U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, WA Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County Commission,
I am a resident of San Juan Island in Washington State. I have visited the Longview area many times and have enjoyed many a fishing trip on the waters of the Columbia River. I consider Longview to be my backyard. I would ask that you study the following impacts from the proposed coal export terminal at Longview just as you would study the impacts from the proposed terminal at Cherry Point, WA:
• A detailed assessment of rail transportation impacts on communities near the proposed project site and other representative communities in Washington, with a more general analysis of out-of-state rail impacts; • A general assessment of cargo-ship impacts beyond Washington waters; • An assessment of how the proposed project would affect human health, including impacts from related rail and vessel transportation in Washington; • An evaluation of greenhouse gas emissions from terminal operations, rail and vessel traffic, and end-use coal combustion; • The transportation (rail and vessel) effects on increased air, noise, greenhouse gas emissions and the relationship of these transportation effects on human health; • A vessel traffic study for examination of impacts in U. S. waters, which includes a detailed risk analysis to determine the risk of an oil spill, as well as other marine traffic-related issues; • A study of the impacts of the terminal construction and operation on the health of the salmon and sturgeon population in the Columbia River; • A qualitative assessment for impacts beyond Washington state waters; • Calculating the greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the transportation of the commodities; • Addressing the greenhouse gas emissions from the end-use of coal.
I urge you to consider these impacts in the scope of the Environmental Impact Statement.
Shaun Hubbard PO Box 805 PO Box 805 Friday Harbor, WA 98250 (206) 954-3893