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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.

You can submit your questions or comments to staff using the Submit a Question page. Due to the volume of questions and comments, staff will not respond to all comments individually but will respond to themes through the Frequently Asked Questions page.

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ID Date Name City Part Topics Comment
15855 08/22/2014 Walenda, Lynn Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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See attached PDF of comment card View full comment
15851 07/29/2014 Gerardi Riordan, Donna Orcas Island Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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Alternatives
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GPT's "new preferred alternative" terminal design includes significant changes that require a new application and the opportunity for public comment on the EIS scoping process. Shipping issues, which directly impact our economy and... View full comment
15852 07/29/2014 Riordan, Michael Eastsound Multiple/not listed Human environment:
Air quality
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Marine species, fish or fisheries
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In January 2013 I submitted several comments on the proposed Gateway Pacific Terminal, including the attached one, which was entered as comment #5517, on the impact of fugitive coal dust from terminal operations on the adjacent waters of Georgia Strait... View full comment
15853 07/29/2014 Olson, Sanford Multiple/not listed Human environment:
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Area of potential effect
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In the 7/23/14 Crosscut article Ms. Kelly was quoted as follows: “Ecology’s Alice Kelly told Crosscut that work has been done on off-site or “indirect” issues, such as rail, shipping, fish and health issues, that will not be affected by changes to... View full comment
15837 06/11/2014 White, Earl Human environment:
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I don't understand whish EIS and SEPA process is not consistent with CEQ guidance on co-lead situations like Cherry Point. In the CEQ 40 FAQS it clearly states that all significant impacts must be identified regardless of whether you have the... View full comment
15802 05/13/2014 Day, James Lyle Rail Human environment:
Air quality
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Through the months of January and February, high winds and rain sweep through the gorge around mile 55 on the highway 14 roadway and rail lines. In 2014 I observed piles of coal dust accumulating along the roadway and in shallow pools leading to the... View full comment
15801 05/01/2014 Rotondi, Paula Birch Bay Human environment:
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May 1, 2014 The Gateway Pacific Terminal/Custer Spur EIS – Phase 2 Administrative Draft EIS Development Scope of Work, does not mention assessment of impacts to specific sites. Will the EIS assess impacts to specific schools? Because schools are... View full comment
15798 04/27/2014 willis, james auburn,wa Human environment:
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what is the volume current coal export status. View full comment
15797 04/24/2014 Winter Pace, Linda Multiple/not listed Human environment:
Air quality
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15804 04/18/2014 Holder , Mary Ruth Human environment:
Human health
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EIS/regulatory process
Other EIS process topic
From Agencies' FAQS: "As part of the EIS process, the consultant team seeks and can utilize unbiased information such as scientific journal articles, studies, papers, etc., that are available during the time the EIS is being prepared."... View full comment
15767 02/14/2014 Harris, Wendy Bellingham Human environment:
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How will potential overlaps between the GPT terminal EIS process, and the county's updated EIS for the 2016 Comprehensive Plan update be coordinated? The 2016 Comp. Plan should analyze Cherry Point, particularly since we have new information... View full comment
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
15762 01/14/2014 Marshall, Peter Human environment:
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Please add my name to the Gateway Pacific Terminal Project. When will the EIS scope(s) be completed and published? Won't that have to happen before consultants begin work on the DEIS? 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