Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001773 

Received: 11/1/2013 10:07:00 AM
Commenter: Jay Ramsey
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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:gramsey@archcoal.com Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 10:07 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium
Millennium Bulk Terminals has proposed a coal export terminal at Longview that is both environmentally-sound and economically beneficial. I ask that you approve this project and the environmental study without delay. 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 important thing is that the concerns people have of the proposed project that Millennium Bulk Terminals is offering will be addressed responsibly. Exporting at Millennium is needed now to bring a tremendous amount of good paying jobs and increase tax revenue to the local area. I ask that you keep the permitting process at an expeditious manner. Thank you. Sincerely, Plant Manager Arch Coal Beckley, Jay Ramsey Jay Ramsey gramsey@archcoal.com