Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0001910 

Received: 10/11/2013 12:06:00 PM
Commenter: Randy Click

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:Friday, October 11, 2013 12:06 PM Subject:Millennium's coal export scoping
I appreciate the opportunity to add my voice to that of others in supporting the environmental study for the proposed port at Longview. The scoping will present a clear picture of how Millennium Bulk Terminals will proceed in opening and operating this port and the economic, environmental, and social benefits of this project are deserving of approval. The lead agencies should conduct a local study on our environment. It's unrealistic and unprecedented to conduct a cradle-to-grave EIS that studies the harvesting, development or manufacturing of a product or commodity to and including the end use of the product or commodity. As a local resident of Clark County and working as a local ship representative, I beleive it's fair to use the wheat export terminals as an example, the Department of Ecology did not require the study of nationwide rail impacts, nor the end usage of the wheat at its destination. In my opinion, this scope is being finely crafted. The progress this port represents should not be hampered, as the Millenium project will add signifcantly to our local economy in terms of jobs, infrastructure and tax revenues. It's time to get folks back to work! Sincerely, Randy Click