Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003070 

Received: 11/13/2013 5:54:00 PM
Commenter: Carl Mann
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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
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Submission Text
From:Mann@p3nlhg566.shr.prod.phx3.secureserver.net Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 5:54 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comments on Cowlitz County EIS

I appreciate the opportunity to add my voice to that of others in supporting the environmental study for the proposed port at Longview. The scoping will present a clear picture of how Millennium Bulk Terminals will proceed in opening and operating this port and the economic, environmental, and social benefits of this project are deserving of approval.

Millennium Bulk Terminals have been actively engaging the community of Longview for the three years they have been at the old Reynold's site. Recent SEPA more limited environmental reviews for shipping terminals with similar rail traffic, vessel traffic and GHG emissions along the Columbia River should be used as guides for developing the scope of the SEPA review for the Millennium Project, such as the recent grain terminal approvals.

Thank you for reviewing my comments. This project is deserving of an impartial scope and should not experience further delays.

Sincerely, Carl Mann