Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001724 

Received: 11/5/2013 12:48:00 AM
Commenter: Daniel Shreve
State: Washington

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:Tuesday, November 05, 2013 12:48 AM Subject:Skilled Trades Workers and Apprentices Need Jobs
Daniel Shreve 2218 171st Pl SE Bothell, WA 98012-6418
November 5, 2013
The Honorable Millennium Bulk Terminal EIS
Dear null EIS:
As the Chair of the Washington State Apprentice Alliance I support the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals in Cowlitz County. Therefore, I encourage you to complete the environment impact 425-745- 5650 process based on the same federal and state environmental regulations that have been protecting our region for years.
This project should be reviewed using the same standards and timelines that have been utilized by other bulk commodity terminals in Washington. An extensive study scope beyond the project area has not been required by other bulk terminals and is not warranted for this project. This is a brownfield site that needs redevelopment.
This proposed export terminal project presents Cowlitz County with an incredible opportunity to strengthen its economy and improve our region's quality of life in an environmentally responsible way. We can - and must - grow the economy and protect the environment at the same time.
This project will create thousands of family-wage jobs for local tradespeople. As our region's economy continues to struggle, it is essential not to over-regulate or delay the approval process of this project.
I urge you to not stand in the way of creating new, much-needed Northwest jobs and strengthening our economy through increased exports by completing this environmental impact statement in a fair and expedient manner.
Daniel Shreve