Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001848 

Received: 11/1/2013 10:08:00 AM
Commenter: Richard Kim
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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:rkim@archcoal.com Sent:Friday, November 01, 2013 10:08 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Longview Port
The Millennium Bulk Terminals will bring jobs and stability to Cowlitz County. Export projects can easily contribute to the economic recovery of this nation and this project is ready to make that happen. Unlike many port operations, Millennium occupies a location without immediate residential neighborhoods, AND it is an existing brownfield site. The EIS should acknowledge that alternate locations do not exist for situating an export coal facility with the necessary water and rail access but without "gentrification impacts" from existing or potential residential development at an exiting brownfield site along the Columbia River. Millennium Bulk Terminals scoping should be thorough but held to the same standards as any other port proposal. We need to do everything we can to strengthen and grow the economy of Washington and the west in general. The project proposed will do just that. Thank you. Sincerely, Richard Kim rkim@archcoal.com