Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001777 

Received: 11/1/2013 10:03:00 AM
Commenter: Jeffrey Hefner
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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:JHefner@archcoal.com Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 10:03 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export scoping
I'm writing in support of Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export terminal in southwest Washington. I recommend you move forward with the environmental study, which will create jobs and economic benefit for a wide region. 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. Thank you for reviewing my comments. This project is deserving of an impartial scope and should not experience further delays. Sincerely, Jeffrey Hefner Jeffrey Hefner JHefner@archcoal.com