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Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Environmental Quality
State Water Control Board
Public Hearing - Atlantic Coast Pipeline - Additional Water Quality Conditions

Meeting Details
Date / Time 8/7/2017  6:00 pm
Location James Madison University, Festival Conference & Student Center - Grand Ballroom, 1301 Carrier Drive, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, [Park only in Lots C11, C12, and D3 directly across Carrier Drive to the east of Festival Conference & Student Center.] 
Board Website 
Agenda document agency has not posted
Minutes document minutes not taken
Disability Friendly? Yes       Deaf interpreter available upon request? Yes
Purpose of the meeting
A public hearing on a draft Section 401 Certification for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline project that would establish additional conditions for activities in upland areas that are located near state waters and that may indirectly affect state water along the route of the proposed pipeline. The conditions address, among other things, engineering and best management practices for steep slopes and slide prone areas; environmental monitoring and inspections; and development and implementation of plans and procedures for karst mitigation, spill prevention control, water quality monitoring, protection of riparian buffers, protection of water quality from acid forming materials, protection of public water supplies, horizontal directional drilling, hydrostatic testing, and dust control activities. For project information and location, please see Proposed interstate natural gas transmission pipeline, Atlantic Coast Pipeline, approximately 307 miles through the Virginia Counties of Highland, Bath, Augusta, Nelson, Buckingham, Cumberland, Prince Edward, Nottoway, Dinwiddie, Brunswick, Greensville, and Southampton, and the Virginia Cities of Suffolk and Chesapeake, including activities such as but not limited to installation of best management practices; survey and staking; clearing, mowing, grubbing, and grading; trenching and/or blasting; pipe assembly (including stringing, bending, welding, testing, coating, and lowering-in); backfilling; construction of new access roads; final grading; right-of-way cleanup and restoration; and compliance monitoring. DEQ’s preliminary decision is to recommend issuance of a Section 401 Certification with conditions. After close of the public comment period, DEQ will review comments received and present recommendations to the State Water Control Board for its consideration at a future meeting. PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD: July 3, 2017 to August 22, 2017. SUBMIT COMMENTS VIA: hand-delivery to DEQ, 629 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219; postal mail to DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218; e-mail to: (Note: The length of the ACP Route through Virginia is approximately 307 miles, not approximately 337 miles, as confirmed by ACP on June 26, 2017.)
Meeting Scope
Public hearing to discuss a proposed change to regulation
Discuss particular regulations / chapters
General business of the board

Contact Information
Name / Title: Brenda Winn 
Address: 629 East Main Street
P.O. Box 1105
Richmond, 23218
Email Address:
Telephone: (804)698-4516    FAX: (804)698-4032    TDD: ()-