Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001680 

Received: 10/31/2013 12:28:00 PM
Commenter: Allen Robins
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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:arobins@sisna.com Sent:Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:28 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export EIS
I would like to add my support to the proposed port at Longview and ask that the environmental study proceed rapidly. The scoping decision should focus on the probable significant adverse impacts proximately caused by the proposal, not on speculation of impacts outside the regulatory purview of the agencies. The state agency will look at feasible mitigation measures, but they need to be limited to potential alternatives that can feasibility attain the owner's objectives at a lower environmental cost. In addition, the scoping report will require that the EIS examine the effect of existing local, state and federal regulation on mitigating probable significant adverse impacts of the proposal. In this regard, the EIS should be used to eliminate from analysis insignificant impacts and not waste time and money studying GHG from the use of coal and nationwide rail capacity, or other impacts not proximately caused by the proposal. The scoping to evaluate Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed Longview project should be kept within reason. This plan will be a positive economic stimulus for local businesses and other retail businesses. Please move forward with the process in a timely manner. It's the fair thing to do. Sincerely, Allen Robins Allen Robins arobins@sisna.com