Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003216 

Received: 11/18/2013 9:08:00 AM
Commenter: John Katz
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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:nwvgn@hotmail.com Sent:Monday, November 18, 2013 9:09 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium's coal export scoping

Thank you for this opportunity to voice my support of Millennium Bulk Terminals - Longview project. This port will benefit the economy of the region, and that of the nation.

When the trains are loaded in Montana, Millennium puts a liquid coverââ‚”like a glueââ‚”on top of the cars. This eliminates a lot of the coal dust that would normally come off of train cars. Environmental reports have already been done for many of the shipping processes. These reports should be relied upon and incorporated into the EIS for Millennium's proposal. Don't feel like you need to recreate the wheel and further delay much-needed private investment! Remember what matters and keep the focus local!

The opening of Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed coal export facility will have a significantly positive impact not only on the state of Washington but the entire country. So I not only urge you to keep this permitting process moving forward at an efficient pace, but to also keep the scope within reason. Thank you.

Sincerely, John Katz nwvgn@hotmail.com