NEPA Draft EIS Public Hearing and Open House Materials - Now Closed
Public meetings for the NEPA Draft EIS are now complete
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) made the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Draft EIS available for review and comment from September 30 through November 29, 2016. The public comment period is now closed. Public hearings were held during the comment period to collect public comments. The materials available at the public hearings are provided below.
Public Meeting Materials and Open House Boards
The purpose of an EIS is to conduct an assessment of probable, significant and adverse impacts from the proposal and possible mitigation measures.
The environmental review process is not a decision. It is not a permit.
It is not a yes or no about this project.
NEPA provides opportunities for the public to have a voice in the environmental review process.
The NEPA Draft EIS comment period is now closed. The comment period was from
Sept. 30 -Nov. 29, 2016
NEPA Comment Period Closed
The NEPA public comment period is now closed. Public comments were submitted via the online web form, by mail, and orally and in writing at public hearings held in October 2016.
Public Hearings Attendance
Longview, WA | Approx. 446
Clark County | Approx. 260
Health Impact Assessment
What is a Health Impact Assessment (HIA)
An HIA is defined as a combination of procedures, methods and tools that systematically judges the potential, and sometimes unintended, effects of a proposed program, project, plan, or policy on the health of a population and the distribution of those effects within the population.
NEPA Draft EIS
NEPA Draft Environmental Impact Statement
NEPA stands for National Environmental Policy Act. NEPA requires federal officials to consider environmental values alongside the technical and economic considerations that are inherent factors in federal decision making.
SEPA Final EIS
SEPA Environmental Impact Statement
SEPA requires agencies to take environmental factors into consideration before taking action on proposed projects. It’s important to emphasize that the environmental review process is not a decision, permit, or a yes or no on the project.
About this Site
This website is authorized and managed jointly by Cowlitz County, the Washington State Department of Ecology, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The purpose of this site is to provide a frequently updated informational hub during the Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview, LLC NEPA and SEPA environmental review process.
Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview (MBTL) LLC, based in Longview, Washington proposes to construct and operate a coal export terminal at the site of the former Reynolds Aluminum smelter in Cowlitz County. The MBTL proposal is for a facility that would ultimately have the capacity to handle 44 million metric tons of coal annually.
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