Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003005 

Received: 11/14/2013 2:46:00 AM
Commenter: Valerie Dowden
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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:fredjo18@aol.com Sent:Thursday, November 14, 2013 2:46 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comment on Millennium's coal export project

The Department of Ecology should speedily complete the environmental study for the Millennium Bulk Terminals.

The scoping decision should include a timetable for issuance of a Draft EIS and a final EIS. Ecology's SEPA Rules require a final EIS to be issued "as close as possible" to the time that Millennium submitted its proposal. Scoping started more than 18 months after the application was submitted. The lead agencies must work to issue a Draft EIS within one year of the start of scoping, and a final EIS within 18 months from the start of scoping.

I appreciate the opportunity to add my thoughts to the public comment period. The agencies should proceed to the next phase as quickly as possible.

Sincerely, Valerie Dowden fredjo18@aol.com