Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001689 

Received: 11/1/2013 4:38:00 PM
Commenter: Bal Gupta
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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
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
From:bgupta@archcoal.com Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 4:38 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Scoping for Millennium's coal export
I would like to contribute to the public commentary on the Longview port proposal and voice my support for the environmental study. Please support this proposal and help get this project moving. 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. 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, Bal Gupta bgupta@archcoal.com