Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001688 

Received: 10/31/2013 11:19:00 AM
Commenter: Art Etter

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:Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:19 AM Subject:Cowlitz County scoping
Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to the comments for the Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview scoping. I support this project and hope to see it up and running as soon as possible. Ecology should study train traffic consistent with the SEPA reviews for other recent terminal projects that increased rail traffic. Ecology should study greenhouse gas emissions for the Millennium project consistent with its approach for other SEPA reviews. Millennium already handles coal at their site, and they have done so for more than 70 years. This is not a broad departure from current industrial uses and should be treated as such. I believe they are a good neighbor and their environmental review should be treated like every other commodity down at the Port of Longview. We need more good corporate citizens in Longview. 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, Art Etter