Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001623 

Received: 10/25/2013 5:36:00 PM
Commenter: Don Whitehair

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, October 25, 2013 5:36 PM Subject:Millennium Bulk Terminals scoping
I support American jobs and the proposed port at Longview will create much needed employment for hundreds of Americans. Please include my comments as part of the public response to Millennium Bulk Terminals plan. I urge you to first look at the facts when considering extent of the EIS. We already know that the terminal is unlikely to cause adverse impacts at the nearest sensitive air quality receptors. Considering the conservative nature of the emission rates and ability to manage dust generating activities, the impact on local air quality due to the coal terminal expansion is likely to be insignificant. It is clear to me, Millennium Bulk Terminals has a project that will have long-term positive impacts on local and regional economies in Washington. Millennium has maintained and presented ongoing efforts to uphold the current environmental regulations set for its project in Longview. I have good faith and trust this will continue and the company should be allowed to move forward without further delay. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to comment. Living in Montana has given us the opportunity to enjoy a lifestyle found only in a few places in the United States, however jobs are not as available as one would hope they would be. By this project moving forward it will create hundreds of jobs here in Montana as well as Washington. Montana has the largest coal reserve in the U.S., it would be a huge boost to our economy if we could mine and sell one of our great resources. Thank you for the oppportunity to comment on this project.Lets go America.Lets show the rest of the world we have not given up. Sincerely, Don Whitehair