Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001733 

Received: 11/1/2013 10:10:00 AM
Commenter: David Mayhew
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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:dmayhew@archcoal.com Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 10:10 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Longview
The Millennium Bulk Terminals will bring jobs and stability to Cowlitz County. Export projects can easily contribute to the economic recovery of this nation and this project is ready to make that happen. 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. Congratulations on starting the first stage to developing a Draft Environmental Impact Statement. I'm certain the scope will clearly outline a project deserving support. Thank you for accepting public comment in this matter. I hope this project can commence in short order. Sincerely, David Mayhew dmayhew@archcoal.com