Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001460 

Received: 10/19/2013 1:27:00 PM
Commenter: Craig Ruddell
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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:craig8878@msn.com Sent:Saturday, October 19, 2013 1:27 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Longview
Americans urgently need jobs and Millennium Bulk Terminals is ready to provide them. Please approve a reasonable project scope for the environmental study and help get Americans back to work. The scoping decision should require that the EIS incorporate existing environmental documents in lieu of necessitating new reports and examination. This should be used to prevent the EIS from accumulating background data where such data already is in existing approved NEPA documents. For example, the BLM's Wright Area EIS analyzes the impact from consumption in coal burning plants of the entire annual output of the PRB--~ 450 mtpy. It concludes the impact is not significant. Surely then 50 mtpy , or even the cumulative impact of 100 mtpy from Millennium, Gateway and Coyote is not significant. Therefor this topic can be addressed briefly and the work of the BLM EIS can be incorporated by reference in support. This scope is being finely crafted. The progress this port represents should not be hampered. It's time to get folks back to work! Sincerely, Craig Ruddell craig8878@msn.com