Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0002983 

Received: 11/13/2013 1:58:00 PM
Commenter: Jerrie Butler
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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
Attachments: No Attachments
Submission Text
From:michaeljerrie.butler@mchsi.com Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 1:58 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comment on Millennium's coal export project

Please include my comments as part of the public response to the proposed coal export terminal at Longview. This project should move forward without delay.

The scoping decision should require that the EIS incorporate existing environmental documents in lieu of necessitating new reports and examination. This should be used to prevent the EIS from accumulating background data where such data already is in existing approved NEPA documents. For example, the BLM's Wright Area EIS analyzes the impact from consumption in coal burning plants of the entire annual output of the PRB--~ 450 mtpy. It concludes the impact is not significant. Surely then 50 mtpy , or even the cumulative impact of 100 mtpy from Millennium, Gateway and Coyote is not significant. Therefor this topic can be addressed briefly and the work of the BLM EIS can be incorporated by reference in support.

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, Jerrie Butler michaeljerrie.butler@mchsi.com