Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001687 

Received: 10/31/2013 6:25:00 PM
Commenter: Art Beyersdorf
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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:art.beyersdorf@joyglobal.com Sent:Thursday, October 31, 2013 6:25 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov 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. The lead agencies should conduct a local study on our environment. It's unrealistic and unprecedented to conduct a cradle-to-grave EIS that studies the harvesting, development or manufacturing of a product or commodity to and including the end use of the product or commodity. Using the wheat export terminals as an example, the Department of Ecology did not require the study of nationwide rail impacts, nor the end usage of the wheat at its destination. Now's the time to utilize trade infrastructure. The Millennium Bulk Terminals project is one step closer to being able to participate in this vital business. Thanks to the agencies for considering my comments. Sincerely, Art Beyersdorf art.beyersdorf@joyglobal.com