Army Corps: Longview Terminal NOI Released (USA)
Notice of modifications to scoping are being released in a revised Notice of Intent (NOI) from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and a revised Determination of Significance (DS) from Cowlitz County.
People will have four additional hours during meetings in Longview and Clark County to attend an open house and offer comments on what should be studied in state and federal environmental impact statements (EISs) being prepared for a proposed export terminal for shipping coal near Longview. The dates and times remain the same for the other scoping meetings in Spokane, Pasco and Tacoma.
Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview LLC proposes to build and operate a terminal to export coal from the site of the former Reynolds Aluminum smelter in Cowlitz County.
Cowlitz County, the Washington Department of Ecology (Ecology), and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) will be using a synchronized process to complete environmental reviews meeting federal and state requirements.
Cowlitz County and Ecology must follow the State Environmental Policy Act (SEPA), and the Corps must follow the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).
The revisions to the NOI and DS do not alter the scoping period, which began Aug. 16 and closes Nov. 18, and will not affect scoping meeting dates and locations.
Press Release, September 9, 2013