Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001809 

Received: 11/2/2013 7:46:00 AM
Commenter: Mark Spencer
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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:mspencer@archcoal.com Sent:Saturday, November 02, 2013 7:46 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Scoping comments on Millennium Bulk Terminals
The Department of Ecology should speedily complete the environmental study for the Millennium Bulk Terminals. Cowlitz County has a surplus of industrial sites which impedes the development of the Reynolds Smelter site (due to cost of remediating and redeveloping a brownfield site). The "no action" alternative should consider the negative impact an underutilized site has on other potential sites specifically including the City of Longview's Mint Farm industrial park. In today's economic climate, the importance of adding a significant amount of family wage jobs should not be taken lightly. Millennium's proposal is showing a commitment to being environmentally responsible, making safety a priority, and helping fuel our economy which is what we need. Please take these things in consideration while deciding the scope of this project. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Mark Spencer mspencer@archcoal.com