Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001861 

Received: 10/31/2013 1:10:00 PM
Commenter: Russ Lorince
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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:rlorince@archcoal.com Sent:Thursday, October 31, 2013 1:10 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export scoping
I would like to add my support to the proposed port at Longview and ask that the environmental study proceed rapidly. The scoping decision should focus on the probable significant adverse impacts proximately caused by the proposal, not on speculation of impacts outside the regulatory purview of the agencies. The state agency will look at feasible mitigation measures, but they need to be limited to potential alternatives that can feasibility attain the owner's objectives at a lower environmental cost. In addition, the scoping report will require that the EIS examine the effect of existing local, state and federal regulation on mitigating probable significant adverse impacts of the proposal. In this regard, the EIS should be used to eliminate from analysis insignificant impacts and not waste time and money studying GHG from the use of coal and nationwide rail capacity, or other impacts not proximately caused by the proposal. The important thing is that the concerns people have of the proposed project that Millennium Bulk Terminals is offering will be addressed responsibly. Exporting at Millennium is needed now to bring a tremendous amount of good paying jobs and increase tax revenue to the local area. I ask that you keep the permitting process at an expeditious manner. Thank you. Sincerely, Russ Lorince Russ Lorince rlorince@archcoal.com