Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001853 

Received: 11/8/2013 4:57:33 PM
Commenter: Robert Scharp
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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:bobscharp@hotmail.com Sent:Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:59 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium Project scoping
Thank you for the opportunity to contribute to the comments for the Millennium Bulk Terminals Longview scoping. I support this project and hope to see it up and running as soon as possible. Coal should not be considered toxic especially in regards to the elements / minerals contained in coal. Please note the soil samples reported by Oregon DEQ during the Boardman coal terminal hearings, all contain naturally occurring amounts of mercury, arsenic, selenium, etc. higher than what is found in western U.S. coal. There the study showed that exiting natural dirt was more toxic than western coal. 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, Robert Scharp bobscharp@hotmail.com