New Milestone for Longview

Cowlitz County and the Washington Department of Ecology have proposed a new environmental review schedule for the proposed Millennium Bulk Terminals-Longview coal export facility.

This decision to separate the federal and local/state timelines will allow Cowlitz County and Ecology to move forward more quickly.

The county and state’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is now scheduled for release April 30, 2016.

We are committed to completing a thorough environmental review as quickly as possible, and separating our timelines is the best way for that to happen,” said Sally Toteff, Ecology’s regional director for southwest Washington.We will continue to collaborate with our county and federal counterparts throughout the process.”

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will continue preparing a thorough and timely federal EIS that complies fully with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. The federal Draft EIS is scheduled to be released in July 2016,” said David Martin, Regulatory Section Chief for the Corps.

Millennium’s proposed project would bring 16 new trains a day to Longview, 840 additional ships on the Columbia River annually, and ultimately export 44 million metric tons of coal a year.

Last week the co-lead agencies announced they wouldn’t meet the original November deadline to release the Draft EISs because of the need for additional technical analysis on the proposed project.

 

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3rd International Congress Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging

Russia’s leading maritime industry Media Group PortNews (www.portnews.ru) holds a traditional annual Congress “Hydraulic Engineering Structures and Dredging” in Moscow. 

The two-day Congress includes the 7th International Forum of Dredging Companies and the 3rd Technical Conference “Modern Solutions for Hydraulic Engineering”.

Infrastructure development is among the real sources of Russia’s economy growth. Construction of port facilities and new hydraulic engineering structures on the country’s inland waterways constitute an essential part of all infrastructure projects. It is important to take into account the best international practices to implement these projects effectively.

The program of the Congress will be devoted to the latest technologies for dredging and hydraulic engineering works. Speakers and delegates will refer to real projects to discuss specifics features of dredging works, as well as dedicated fleet and equipment involved.

To learn more about event, please, contact the organizing committee: snitko@portnews.ru

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