The Corps released the report September 30, and facility owners are now reviewing the 3,000-page document.
“Millennium is diligent about the environmental cleanup and redevelopment of the site into a vibrant, world-class port facility that will create family-wage jobs and meet strict environmental standards,” the company said.
The report is also now available for public viewing, review and comment. The input period is now open and will close November 29. Public hearings have been scheduled for October 24 and 25 in Longview and Ridgefield, Washington.
Terminal CEO Bill Chapman noted that the facility, designed to have a 44-million-ton-per-year capacity, is the “right project in the right location” to help meet Asian demand for American coal.
“Our project has been subjected to an unprecedented and rigorous environmental review process, further assuring that our commitment to exemplary environmental performance will be kept,” he said. “Both state and county regulators made it clear in their draft environmental impact statement that we can meet Washington’s strict environmental standards. We’re confident the federal draft environmental impact statement by the Army Corp of Engineers will also deliver a favorable review.”
The full DEIS can be viewed here.