Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003106 

Received: 11/13/2013 6:33:00 PM
Commenter: edward richer
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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:seachrin@aol.com Sent:Wednesday, November 13, 2013 6:33 PM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Comments for Env. Impact Statement on coal export

It's with great enthusiasm that I write today urging timely study of the environmental study that will get Millennium Bulk Terminals port off the ground and under construction. We need the jobs this terminal will provide.

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.

So let's get moving as quickly as possible to make this project happen. It's what's best for Washington, and best for our economy and tax base.

Sincerely, Edward m. Richer edward richer seachrin@aol.com