Cowlitz County, Ecology, and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are serving as Co-Lead Agencies, using a synchronized process for preparation of a federal
NEPA EIS and a state SEPA EIS.
Millennium Bulk Terminals proposes
to construct and operate a shipping terminal to export coal in Cowlitz County.
For More Information
Throughout the development of the EIS statements, this website, authorized and managed by the Lead Agencies, will serve as the hub of factual information about the EIS process. Visit the following links for more information:
Sign up for email announcements:
MBTL EIS LISTSERV
Public plays its part in debate over coal export facility
By Sally Toteff and Elaine Placido
We truly appreciate that 4,000 people recently gave up an afternoon or evening to share their concerns, interests and hopes during five scoping meetings for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export facility in Longview. This shows how much people care about their communities and believe in the value of expressing their interests to their state and local governments.
Millennium Bulk Terminals - Longview, LLC Project NEPA/SEPA Environmental Impact Statements
An environmental impact statement provides an impartial discussion of the likely significant adverse environmental impacts of a proposal, reasonable alternatives, and mitigation measures that would avoid
or minimize the adverse impacts. An EIS is a document that is concise and written in plain language so
that agency decision-makers and the public can understand what is proposed and the likely environmental impacts.
Proposal: Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview LLC (MBTL), based near Longview, Washington proposes to construct and operate a shipping terminal to export coal 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. Additional information on the proposal.
Lead Agencies: Cowlitz County (County), the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) are serving as Lead Agencies, using a synchronized process to oversee preparation of an EIS under the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA) and an EIS under the federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
Public scoping is now closed. Over 215, 486 comments have been received and processed.
The scoping period for the environmental impact statement for the Millennium Bulk Terminals - Longview Coal Export Terminal project closed Nov. 18, 2013. Five meetings were held in September and October 2013 to gather input. During scoping, comments to assist in a decision of what impacts to analyze in an environmental impact statement were gathered.
There will be another opportunity to comment when the draft EIS is released for public review.
Su opinión es importante. El período de comentarios de revision terminó el 18 de Noviembre; sin embargo, tendrá otra oportunidad de hacer comentarios cuando el Borrador del EIS se publique para la revisión pública. Deberá revisar periódicamente en este sitio web para las actualizaciones.
Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview Environmental Impact Statement Study
The study phase for the NEPA and SEPA environmental impact statements (EIS) are ongoing.
The study phase for the Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview EISs is underway.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the lead agency preparing an EIS under the National Environmental Policy Act. Ecology and Cowlitz County are co-lead agencies preparing an EIS under the State Environmental Policy Act.
The anticipated release date for the SEPA Draft EIS is April 30, 2016.
The anticipated release date for the NEPA Draft EIS is July 2016.
Additional information is available in the October 23, 2015 press release.
No dates have been set for the public comment period yet.
Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview:
Cowlitz County, Ecology, and the Corps are in the process of preparing a NEPA EIS and a SEPA EIS.
Five public scoping meetings were held in September and October to gather input. The public scoping period is now closed; however, there will be another opportunity to comment when the draft EIS is released for public review.
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.
About this Site
This website is authorized and managed jointly by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the Washington State Department of Ecology, and Cowlitz County. The purpose of this site is to provide a frequently updated informational hub during the Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview, LLC NEPA/SEPA Environmental Impact Statement development process. In addition, you will be able to use this website to submit comments during the scoping period and after the Draft EIS has been issued.
About this EIS
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.