Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001543 

Received: 10/9/2013 3:44:00 PM
Commenter: Tim Erickson

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:Wednesday, October 09, 2013 3:44 PM Subject:Longview Port
Please move forward with the governments environmental study. I say let's get moving with the Longview port ASAP. Cowlitz County continues to have an unemployment rate higher than the majority of the State of Washington. The EIS should report the positive impacts of both direct and indirect employment. The EIS should not be limited to only negative impacts, when such positive impacts to the economy will be significant to Cowlitz County. The cost of delaying this project through a drawn out permitting process needs to be recognized as a concern. I sincerely appreciate the opportunity to submit these comments on the scoping. Let's get this project moving forward so there are more good-paying jobs in the U.S.A. Sincerely,Tim Erickson Tim Erickson