Submission Number: MBTL-SEPA-DEIS-0003005
Received: 6/13/2016 4:31:23 PM
Commenter: Sandra Davis
Agency: Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology
Initiative: Millennium Bulk-Terminals Longview SEPA DEIS
Attachments: No Attachments
Comment #2 - B&O Taxes
The DEIS reported that "operation of the Proposed Action would generate property taxes, combined state and local sales and use taxes, and B&O taxes." However, after communication with Washington State Department of Revenue, it was reported that transport of coal for export is exempt from Business and Occupation Tax (WAC 458-20-193C) as long as the delivery of the goods is made directly into the export channel and no change in composition of the product is made.
I was unable to open the file of the SEPA Social and Community Resources Technical Report to obtain further information on the B&O taxes the proponent would pay to the state, please explain why the reported B&O taxes would be made and what the annual B&O taxes would total from the operation of this project.