Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001736 

Received: 11/1/2013 10:16:00 AM
Commenter: Debbie Mudd
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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
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Submission Text
From:dmudd@archcoal.com Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 10:16 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export project scoping
I appreciate the opportunity to add my voice to that of others in supporting the environmental study for the proposed port at Longview. The scoping will present a clear picture of how Millennium Bulk Terminals will proceed in opening and operating this port and the economic, environmental, and social benefits of this project are deserving of approval. The neighboring Port of Longview owns 275 acres at Barlow Point. Cowlitz County has long recognized that upgrades to the Reynolds Short Line were desired long before Millennium presented its proposal. To serve the industrial and export terminal areas improvements to the Reynolds short line have been desired with or without Millennium's proposal. The EIS should consider the benefits that would accrue to the Port and industrial users along Industrial Way by improvements made to the rail corridor to support Millennium's export coal facility. The scoping to evaluate Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed Longview project should be kept within reason. This plan will be a positive economic stimulus for local businesses and other retail businesses. Please move forward with the process in a timely manner. It's the fair thing to do not only for the citizens of Cowlitz County but for the many hard working men and women in the western United States coal fields. Sincerely, Debbie Mudd dmudd@archcoal.com