Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001846 

Received: 10/31/2013 12:50:00 PM
Commenter: Richard Chermak
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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:rchermak@archcoal.com Sent:Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:50 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Longview Port
The trade industry is one of the bright spots in an otherwise bleak economy. Please approve the coal export terminal at Cowlitz County and speed up the environmental study to help get our economy moving again. Cowlitz County has a chronically high unemployment rate. There are environmental impacts of building trades and longshore workers having to travel as far as the Port of Seattle for work on a daily basis, instead of going to a job at Millennium. The impacts and air emissions related to no longer commuting to Seattle and Portland for work should be noted as an environmental benefit of the project. I applaud the agencies work on this permit process. The results will provide a more-than thorough "hard look" at the possible impacts of the Millennium Project in Longview which is needed to keep things moving ahead. Thank you. Sincerely, Rick Chermak Richard Chermak rchermak@archcoal.com