Privacy and Security Policy
If you only browse the website, we will collect:
If you do nothing during your visit to our site but browse, read pages, or download information, we will collect and store the following information about your visit automatically. The information does not identify you personally.
1. The Internet Protocol (IP) address and domain name used. The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet service provider or directly to your computer. We use the IP address to direct Internet traffic to you. This address can be translated to determine the domain name of your service provider (e.g., xcompany.com or yourschool.edu);
2. The type of browser and operating system you used;
3. The date and time you visited this site;
4. The web pages or services you accessed at this site; and
5. The website you visited prior to coming to this website.
This information is logged and used by the Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview, LLC Project, NEPA/SEPA Environmental Impact Statement to determine how our website is being used, so that we can improve the site's usefulness to the public.
If you comment on the site, we will collect:
If during your visit to our site, you participate in a survey, send a comment, or perform some other transaction online, the following additional information will be collected:
1. Your e-mail address and the contents of your message, if you communicate with us via our comment form, and
2. Other information volunteered by you (including your address, phone number, etc.).
The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats you send us.
We use your e-mail address to respond directly to you, to address issues you identify in your e-mail, and/or to forward your communication to another agency for appropriate action. Survey information is used for the purposes identified in the surveys. Information from other online forms is used for the purposes identified on each form.
You can choose what information is provided to the project:
This is a public process. "Personal information" is information about a person that is readily identifiable with that specific individual – such things as the person’s name, address, and phone number. A domain name or IP address is not considered personal information.
We do not collect personal information about you unless you voluntarily provide it to us by sending us a comment or taking a survey. If you choose not to contact us where this information will be stored, you can contact the agency by mail or telephone.
Comments that you submit may be released in their entirety to a third-party requester as part of the agency record for this environmental review process. The record may include personally identifiable information, such as name, physical address, phone number, or email if you provide it.
Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or volunteered by children online or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult.
Public Access to Information
In Washington, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the public’s right to access public records; these exceptions serve various needs, including the privacy of individuals. Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws.
All of the information collected at this site becomes public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by members of the public, unless an exemption in law exists. The Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 42.17.260(1) states that:
Each agency, in accordance with published rules, shall make available for public inspection and copying all public records, unless the record falls within the specific exemptions of subsection (6) of this section, RCW 42.17.310, 42.17.315, or other statute which exempts or prohibits disclosure of specific information or records. To the extent required to prevent an unreasonable invasion of personal privacy interests protected by RCW 42.17.310 and 42.17.315, an agency shall delete identifying details in a manner consistent with RCW 42.17.310 and 42.17.315 when it makes available or publishes any public record; however, in each case, the justification for the deletion shall be explained fully in writing.
In the event of a conflict between this privacy notice and the Public Records Act or other law governing the agency’s disclosure of records, the Public Records Act or other applicable law will control.
The following laws may prevent the project from disclosing the personal information about you: RCW 42.17.130, 42.17.260, 42.17.255, 42.17.310, 43.21A.160, 70.94.205, 70.105.170, and 90.52.020.
The Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview, LLC Project, NEPA/SEPA Environmental Impact Statement takes precautions to safeguard personal information you provide through our site. This should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as fail proof, the security of information provided via the project site.
Links to Other Web Sites
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.