Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002177 

Received: 11/17/2013 6:48:53 PM
Commenter: Margaret Green
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State: Washington

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
The Millennium Bulk Terminal, at full export capacity, will increase lower Columbia vessel traffic by 2 Panamax vessels per day or 700 to 800 per year. I am concerned this increase in river traffic will adversely impact 1. commercial, recreational and tribal fisheries 2. already compromised river banks through increased erosion 3. the native fisheries and ecosystem through the release of exotic non-native species from bilge water. Please study the potential impacts of the increased vessel traffic on all of the above.