Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003247 

Received: 11/14/2013 11:13:00 AM
Commenter: stan stanke
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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:summitmachine@yahoo.com Sent:Thursday, November 14, 2013 11:13 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:EIS for coal export

Allow me to submit my comments regarding Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed port at Longview. I fully support this project.

The scoping decision should include a timetable for issuance of a Draft EIS and a final EIS. Ecology's SEPA Rules require a final EIS to be issued "as close as possible" to the time that Millennium submitted its proposal. Scoping started more than 18 months after the application was submitted. The lead agencies must work to issue a Draft EIS within one year of the start of scoping, and a final EIS within 18 months from the start of scoping.

The growing worldwide trade market needs an accessible, dependable, and conscientious facility to conduct business. I appreciate the planning Millennium Bulk Terminals has exhibited in its proposal for the project in Longview and wish to thank the agencies for its consideration in moving this project forward.

Sincerely, Stan Stanke stan stanke summitmachine@yahoo.com