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.

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Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview:

Cowlitz County, Ecology, and the Corps are in the process of preparing a NEPA EIS and a SEPA EIS.

 

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    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.

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    Q. What is the Millennium Bulk Terminals project?

    A. Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview LLC (MBTL), based near 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. The coal would be imported from coalfields in the western United States for shipping to customers in Asia.

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  • 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. The coal would be imported from coal fields in the western United States for shipping to customers in Asia.

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  • Public Scoping

    Public scoping is now closed. Over 215, 486 comments have been processed.

    The scoping period for the environmental impact statement for the Millennium Bulk Terminals - Longview Coal Export Terminal project closed Nov. 18, 2013. During scoping, comments to assist in a decision of what impacts to analyze in an environmental impact statement were gathered.

    Five meetings were held in September and October to gather input.

    We received more than 215,486  comments

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    There will be another opportunity to comment when the draft EIS is released for public review.

  • The Proposal

    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).

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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.

 

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