Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003206 

Received: 9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Commenter: Allan Giffen
Organization: City of Everett
State: 

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: Raiter,George [mailto:RaiterG@co.cowlitz.wa.us] Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2013 3:33 PM To: 'Allan Giffen' Cc: Amato, Linda; Placido, Elaine Subject: RE: question about Cowlitz - Longview coal export terminal
Definitely. Thanks for writing.
George
From: Allan Giffen [mailto:AGiffen@everettwa.gov] Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2013 2:28 PM To: Raiter,George Cc: Placido, Elaine; Landis, Amanda Subject: RE: question about Cowlitz - Longview coal export terminal
Mr. Raiter - I presumed that the Columbia Gorge would be used, but I have councilmembers who were interested to know if any of the rail traffic for the Cowlitz terminal might be routed through Everett. It would be good to know that before the EIS process is complete, so we can provide input about impacts, if rail traffic will increase through Everett. Can this question be incorporated into the scoping for the EIS? Thank you Allan Giffen
From: Raiter,George [mailto:RaiterG@co.cowlitz.wa.us] Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2013 12:17 PM To: Allan Giffen Cc: Placido, Elaine; Landis, Amanda Subject: RE: question about Cowlitz - Longview coal export terminal
Mr. Giffen
Until we complete the EIS process and the applicant responds with mitigating actions, we cannot be certain of the rail routing. All of the discussions to-date have presumed a Columbia Gorge route.
George Raiter
From: Allan Giffen [mailto:AGiffen@everettwa.gov] Sent: Thursday, September 12, 2013 2:59 PM To: Raiter,George Subject: question about Cowlitz - Longview coal export terminal
Hello Mr. Raiter ? I have a question about the proposal for which I could not find an answer on the various web links. Is there a rail route identified for the transport of coal from the mine to the terminal? More specifically, will there be any rail traffic carrying coal through the City of Everett? I look forward to your response. Thank you. Allan Giffen, Planning Director City of Everett 425 257-8725