Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003067 

Received: 11/15/2013 10:27:00 AM
Commenter: Eric Lovingfoss
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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
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From:ericlovingfoss@msn.com Sent:Friday, November 15, 2013 10:27 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Support for Longview/EIS comment

I support American jobs in the trade industry and ask that Millennium Bulk Terminals be moved forward in a timely manner.

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.

Now's the time to utilize trade infrastructure. The Millennium Bulk Terminals project is one step closer to being able to participate in this vital business. Thanks to the agencies for considering my comments.

Sincerely, Eric Lovingfoss ericlovingfoss@msn.com