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Posted on: October 24, 2017

[ARCHIVED] CORRECTED Notice of Public Hearing - Millennium Bulk Terminals - Longview


The Cowlitz County Hearing Examiner will hold an open record, quasi-judicial, public hearing on Thursday, November 2, 2017, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Cowlitz Regional Conference Center, 1900 7th Ave SW, Longview, WA, and concluding upon completion of proceedings, to consider the following Shoreline Substantial Development and Conditional Use Permit applications:

No. SL 17-0992, submitted by Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview, LLC, to construct and operate a coal shipping and export terminal, in two phases, within the shoreline jurisdiction of the Columbia River. The application being heard is for a Shoreline Substantial Development Permit (SSDP) and a Shoreline Conditional Use Permit (SCUP) for the development of the first (Stage 1) of two stages of a new Coal Export Terminal consisting of the infrastructure outlined below: 

SSDP: The SSDP application is limited to Stage 1. The SSDP sought is for two new docks (referred to as "Dock 2" and "Dock 3") and related improvements on Dock 2. Stage 1 will consist of the construction of two docks, one shiploader on Dock 2, two stockpile pads, one tandem rotary dumper, five rail lines, associated facilities and infrastructure.  Stage 1 will be capable of a throughput capacity of nominally 25 million metric tonnes2 per year.

SCUP: The SCUP application is also limited to Stage 1. The SCUP sought is for the dredging required to provide berthing access from the navigation channel to Docks 2 and 3, and to provide a turning basin in the vicinity of Docks 2 and 3.

The project is located at 4029 Industrial Way, Longview, WA, within; Sections 25,26,35 and 36, Township 8 North, Range 3 West, W.M; approximately river mile 63; Parcel #s 619530400, 61950, 61953, WDNR Aquatics Land Lease #20-B09222, and BPA Parcels 61954 and 6195303. The Columbia River at the project location is an Urban Shoreline of Statewide Significance.

Persons having comments on the above applications may appear at said time and place to be heard, or may submit comments by mail, email or facsimile, provided the information is received no later than 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 1, 2017. Mail or fax your comments to the attention of Ron Melin, Senior Environmental Planner, 207 Fourth Avenue North, Kelso, Washington 98626, Fax No. (360)414-5550. Application materials are available for review at the Department of Building and Planning, First Floor, County Administration Building, 207 Fourth Avenue North, Kelso, Washington, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., excluding holidays, or may be discussed by calling (360)577-3052. The Cowlitz County Administration Building and the Cowlitz Regional Conference Center are accessible for persons with disabilities. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accommodations provided upon request.

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