EPA Rejects Corps EIS for Columbia River Coal Terminal


The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reviewed the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ September 2016 Millennium Bulk Terminals – Longview Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Corps DEIS), (EPA Region 10 Project Number: 13-0034-COE). We conducted our review according to EPA’s responsibilities under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Section 309 of the Clean Air Act. Section 309 specifically directs the EPA to review and comment in writing on the enviromnental impacts associated with all major federal actions. Our review of the Corps DEIS considers the expected enviromnental impacts of the proposed action and whether the EIS meets the procedural and public disclosure purposes of NEPA. For the reasons described below, we are rating the Corps DEIS “3” – Inadequate.