Submission Number: MBTL-EIS-0003266 

Received: 11/15/2013 12:43:00 AM
Commenter: Les Huntley
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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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From:fenciron47@yahoo.com Sent:Friday, November 15, 2013 12:44 AM To:comments@millenniumbulkeiswa.gov Subject:Millennium Project scoping

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

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.

The scoping to evaluate Millennium Bulk Terminals proposed Longview project should be kept within reason. This plan will be a positive economic stimulus for local businesses and other retail businesses. Please move forward with the process in a timely manner. It's the fair thing to do.

Sincerely, Les Huntley Les Huntley fenciron47@yahoo.com