Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001867 

Received: 10/31/2013 11:40:00 AM
Commenter: Steven Martinez

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 11:40 AM Subject:Longview Port Project
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. The EIS should acknowledge that Millennium is situated in a "heavy industrial" zone. If not developed as a coal export facility its development will have similar impacts in terms of rail impacts and possibly more negative impacts in terms of road congestion and/or emissions if developed into a manufacturing facility. Thank you for reviewing my comments. This project is deserving of an impartial scope and should not experience further delays. In addition to the economic benefit that this project will bring to Cowlitz County, this project will help our US Coal industry, especially in the West, by providing another efficient coal export facility. Sincerely, Steven Martinez