Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001704 

Received: 10/31/2013 12:40:00 PM
Commenter: C.R. Allen
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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:crallen@phillipsmachine.com Sent:Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:40 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Cowlitz County scoping
I support American jobs in the trade industry and ask that Millennium Bulk Terminals be moved forward in a timely manner. The scoping decision should ensure that the EIS recognizes the historic ebb and flow of rail traffic, and that the EIS recognizes the role of the railroad and the jurisdiction of the federal government in relation to rail operations. The scoping decision should recognize the operation of the rail system includes all forms of cargo, with or without coal exports as part of the No-Action Alternative. The normal growth of rail commodities and the use of the rail system at full capacity must be assumed as a background condition and/or included as part of the no action alternative. Millennium Bulk Terminals has done a great deal to assure that environmental protections are put in place for its proposed import/export terminal. I see Millennium as being an asset to the surrounding communities and the economic outlook of our nation as a whole. Please see that this project is allowed to proceed. Sincerely, C.R. Allen crallen@phillipsmachine.com