SEPA Draft EIS released for public review and comment.

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SEPA Draft EIS Public Comment Period:

April 29, 2016 through
June 13, 2016

Comments can be submitted in a variety of ways:

Click here to submit comments online

At the public hearings/open houses:

  • Comment form
  • Oral testimony in front of an audience
  • Oral testimony in a private setting

By mail:

Millennium Bulk Terminals EIS, c/o ICF International, 710 Second Avenue, Suite 550, Seattle, WA 98104

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Throughout the development of the EISs, this website, authorized and managed by the Co-Lead Agencies, will serve as the hub of factual information about the EISs process.

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  • The Proposal

    Millennium Bulk Terminals - Longview, LLC Project SEPA/NEPA 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.

    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. Information on the proposal and the environmental analysis.

    Lead Agencies: Cowlitz County (County), the Washington State 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).

    Learn more about the process

  • DEIS Public Comment Period

    The 45 day public comment period for the SEPA Draft EIS began on
    April 29, 2016.
    Click here to submit comments online.

    Public hearings and open houses will be held:

    Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m | Cowlitz County
    Cowlitz County Event Center , 1900 7th Ave., Longview, WA 98632

    Thursday, May 26, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m | Spokane
    Spokane Convention Center , 334 W Spokane Falls Blvd., Spokane, WA 99201

    Thursday, June 2, 2016, 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. | Pasco
    TRAC Center 6600 Burden Blvd., Pasco, WA 99301

    Presentations will begin at 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Oral public comments will be taken during the public hearings. Speakers will be limited to two minutes. Comments can also be provided to a court reporter in a private setting, or in written format during the public hearings and the open houses.

    In addition to providing comments during the public hearings and open houses, during the 45 day public comment period, comments can be submitted online or mailed. Only comments received during the official comment period will be considered by the Co-Lead Agencies.

    Unlike scoping comments, which are intended to be broad in nature, comments on the SEPA Draft EIS should be focused on the content of the document.

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  • Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview NEPA and SEPA Environmental Impact Statements

    Cowlitz County and the Washington State Department of Ecology are co-lead agencies preparing an EIS under the State Environmental Policy Act.

    On April 29, 2016 Cowlitz County and the Washington State Department of Ecology (Ecology) released a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview coal export terminal. The public and agencies are invited to review the document, provide comments, and attend a public hearing/open house.

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) lead agency and is preparing a NEPA Draft EIS. The anticipated release date for the NEPA Draft EIS is in 2016.

 

  • 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.

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  • SEPA Draft EIS

    SEPA Draft 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. It is not a permit. It is not a yes or no about this project.

    Download the SEPA Draft EIS

  • Proposed Action

    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.

    Learn More

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