Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002351 

Received: 11/19/2013 12:32:57 AM
Commenter: Norm Hale
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
A proposal for the transport of coal down the main stem of the Columbia River involved barging it down from Boardman, OR. down thru the locks and into the proposed terminal near Clatskanie, OR. This will increase barge traffic and, from what I've heard, most likely will exceed the present capacity to do so. Please assess the impacts on barge traffic and what measures could be taken to increase the capacity to barge coal. Also determine where the funds to do so will come from, the amount assessed to the state and local tax payers and Millennium, Arch and Peabody contributions.