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The SEPA Draft EIS public comment period was from April 29 – June 13, 2016 and is now closed.
SEPA Draft EIS Comments
The following comments have been received since May 25, 2016. Comments listed below have been submitted via the online web form, email, mail, and public meetings. Comments are updated weekly. The last update was June 30, 2016.
The comments are organized by submitter in the two tabs below.
The SEPA Final EIS is now available. The Final EIS provides information for the public, state, and local agencies.
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.
MILLENNIUM Bulk Terminals-Longview | NEPA / SEPA Environmental Impact Statements
Agency, Organization, and Tribal Comments
The 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 May and June 2016.
Public Hearings Attendance
Longview | approx. 1,200
Spokane | approx. 500
Pasco | approx. 200