The public is invited to a September 25 meeting to comment on the scope of environmental impact statements (EISs) for a proposed coal export terminal near Longview.
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) are using a synchronized process to create two EISs, one meeting federal requirements and one meeting 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 second of five scoping meetings will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Sept. 25 at the Spokane Convention Center, 334 W. Spokane Falls Blvd.
The first meeting was held in Longview on Sept. 17. Subsequent meetings will be held in Pasco on Oct. 1, Clark County on Oct. 9 and Tacoma on Oct. 17.
Press Release, September 23, 2013