Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001849 

Received: 10/31/2013 12:58:00 PM
Commenter: Rick Johnson

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 Sent:Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:58 PM Subject:Scoping comments on Millennium Bulk Terminals
I would like to add my support to the proposed port at Longview and ask that the environmental study proceed rapidly. When the trains are loaded in Montana, Millennium puts a liquid coverâ??like a glueâ??on top of the cars. This eliminates a lot of the coal dust that would normally come off of train cars. Environmental reports have already been done for many of the shipping processes. These reports should be relied upon and incorporated into the EIS for Millennium's proposal. Don't feel like you need to recreate the wheel and further delay much-needed private investment! Remember what matters and keep the focus local! Thank you for accepting comments for this important project. Please make the necessary steps to move forward on its approval as soon as possible. Sincerely, Rick Johnson Rick Johnson