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The Co-Lead Agencies considered comments received during scoping (from September 2012 through January 2013) and summarized them in a publicly available Scoping Report. Appendix G of the Scoping Report contains all comments received during scoping.

Comments regarding the Gateway Pacific Terminal/Custer Spur proposal will continue to be collected and made publicly available. Comments received since the closing of the scoping period can be found below.

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15753 12/09/2013 Dohn, John (City of Tumwater) Tumwater Human environment:
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15738 11/14/2013 Fire District No. 4, Skamania County Washougal Human environment:
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We, the undersigned members of the Skamania Co. Fire Dist. 4, would like to comment about the possible risk of fire secondary to the increased number of trains carrying coal to the Cherry Point Export Project in our fire district. The primary... View full comment
15745 11/11/2013 Luzzo, Michael Kennewick Human environment:
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I will of course reply. In todays Tri-City Herald; 10/10/2013 it was mentioned that the State of Washington Shorelines Hearings Board had issued a letter revoking permits for 2 planned oil train terminals in South Western Washington. These were for the... View full comment
15384 10/26/2013 Alderton, Janet Human environment:
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Please add me to the mailing list for updates. What is the most recent timeline for the ACE draft EIS? What is the most recent timeline for the Whatcom County draft EIS? What is the most recent timeline for the WA State Dept. of Ecology draft EIS... View full comment
15743 10/26/2013 Margolis, Jeff Human environment:
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To the attention of the Co Leads, Below you find a copy of an email that I sent to Utilities and Transportation Commissioner Jeffrey Goltz, Whatcom County Sheriff Bill Elfo, Senator Kevin Ranker, Representative Reuven Carlyle and Washington State... View full comment
15744 10/12/2013 Carpentier, Sylvie Paris Human environment:
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I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Cherry Point, Washington and transporting strip-mined coal from Montana and Wyoming on trains and ships throughout the Northwest. This proposal would negatively affect my community by... View full comment
15752 10/04/2013 Wesland, Christine & Harold Roper Birch Bay Human environment:
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15736 10/01/2013 Anonymous, Mr Human environment:
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In the No Project scenario, is it possible that heavy-heavy duty trucks would transport goods in lieu of rail? If that is a possibility, please include a discussion and/or quantification of air quality, health risk, greenhouse gas, and traffic in the... View full comment
15735 09/18/2013 Sydnam, Harol Bellingham Human environment:
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Are you aware that a new coal terminal is being "studied" in South Surrey that is over and above this his kafuffle - and the crude oil trains? See: http://www.peacearchnews.com/news/224131621.html (The health officers had been calling for... View full comment
15733 09/16/2013 Keller, Barbara Human environment:
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From the outlines of the scope parameters for each agency, I feel like all my concerns for shipping impacts - noise, vibrations, daily pollution, spills, etc. - on my home islands, the San Juans, have fallen through the cracks. How can this be? Or... View full comment
15734 09/16/2013 Alderton, Janet Deer Harbor Human environment:
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Please clarify the scope of the E.I.S. of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal as it applies to the increased probability of fossil fuel or other hazardous spills resulting from allision, collision, or grounding of vessels in the marine waters around... View full comment
15747 09/06/2013 Douglass, Andronetta Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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I would like you to consider the effects of diesel pollution on children who live within 5 miles of the terminal. The diesel pollution from both trains and ships will impact the children in this neighborhood. My grandchildren live with me and have asthma... View full comment
15746 09/05/2013 James, Frank Bellingham Human environment:
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As the relevant regulators and managers of the several permitting process and the joint managers of the EIS process for the GPT facility and its permits I would like to submit the additional information that highlights the quantitative risks to health... View full comment
15732 09/04/2013 Barrett, J Human environment:
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Train trips per day: Please add the number of round trips this proposal will create to the current existing trips through Snohomish County on a daily basis. What is the total train trips per day through Snohomish County/Marysville, passenger trains... View full comment
15731 09/02/2013 Bremer, John Bellingham Human environment:
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In your valuation of the ecological services that would be impacted by the construction and operation of a thermal coal transportation system in our Salish Sea, please take into account the findings from the new study dealing with mechanisms connecting... View full comment
15730 08/27/2013 Fournier, Ed Bellingham Human environment:
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Dear Army Corps of Engineers, Department of Ecology and Whatcom County Council: I have read the following and I wholeheartedly agree with it's content. I strongly oppose the construction of a coal export terminal at Cherry Point, Washington... View full comment
15748 08/20/2013 Grah (Nooksack Indian Tribe), Oliver John Deming Human environment:
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Per our telephone conversation, here are some technical comments on the Gateway Pacific Terminal Project COE Memorandum of Review and other documents related to the scope of the EIS. Please note that these are not policy comments, strictly technical... View full comment
15807 08/12/2013 Attached, See Human environment:
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Six recent coal train derailments illustrate just one of the many risks posed by coal exports. Coal dust coming from trains is known to build up on train tracks and cause dangerous train derailment scenarios. This is just one of the many risks posed by... View full comment
15808 08/12/2013 Attached, See Human environment:
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Over 150,000 people have made their voices heard on the issue of exporting coal from the Northwest. Currently, there are three proposed coal terminals in Washington and Oregon that would export millions of tons of coal each year through our communities... View full comment
15729 08/12/2013 Biersdorf, Burk Emmett Human environment:
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The Honorable Gateway Pacific Terminal EIS Dear null EIS: As a supporter of the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal in Whatcom County, I encourage you to complete the environment impact statement process based on the same strict federal and state... View full comment