Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003095 

Received: 11/14/2013 1:24:00 AM
Commenter: Jack Nichols
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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:legalbiz1@att.net Sent:Thursday, November 14, 2013 1:24 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comment on Millennium's coal export project

Please begin the environmental study for Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility. There are many benefits of the project that the community is waiting for.

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.

I can't think of one good reason why this port shouldn't move forward. I hope my comments will be considered and added to those of others asking for approval of this great project.

Sincerely, Jack Nichols legalbiz1@att.net