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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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15788 01/27/2014 Stalheim , David Human environment:
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Council Members, This coming Tuesday, Planning and Development Services plans to provide you with an update on the Gateway Pacific Terminal Project, and specifically the contracting and scoping process for the EIS. There are numerous issues of... View full comment
15786 01/18/2014 Margolis, Jeffrey Deming Human environment:
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Are you aware?: At exactly 1:52 PM on Sunday January 12th 2014 a fairly normal size train, for the South Fork Valley tracks, but carrying coal exclusively, for the first time in history, came through the intersection of SR 9 and Potter Road in Van... View full comment
15787 01/18/2014 Margolis, Jeffrey Deming Human environment:
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Are you aware?: At exactly 1:52 PM on Sunday January 12th 2014 a fairly normal size train, for the South Fork Valley tracks, but carrying coal exclusively, for the first time in history, came through the intersection of SR 9 and Potter Road in Van... View full comment
15765 01/13/2014 Stephens (San Juan County Council), Jamie Friday Harbor Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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15782 01/09/2014 eaton, chris Seattle Human environment:
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I would like to register my opposition to the Cherry Point coal terminal. I encourage all agencies to involved to conduct a full EIS for this project and for all projects in the Northwest. View full comment
15780 12/28/2013 Margolis, Jeffrey Deming Human environment:
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Dear Mr. Schroeder, Attached you find an history of communication between me and Mr. Gus Melonas, a public affairs specialist with Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Our dialogue commenced around Thanksgiving 2013 owing to my concern about... View full comment
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
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