Dominion Transmission, Inc. (DTI) has responded to a Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) request for updated information on the number of land parcels and acreage (temporary and permanent) required for construction of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP), as well as indicating the amount of those parcels that are “within or collocated with existing rights-of-way). The information is contained in a December 8 filing with FERC. DTI was also asked by FERC (in a November 23 request) for the number and percentage of land parcels and acres for which the ACP has easements. DTI’s response to that request was classified as “privileged” and thus not available to the public.
The DTI information that has been made available to the public indicates the land parcels that would be crossed by the pipeline facilities along the ACP totaled 2,735, 8% of which would be collocated. Impacted acreage would be 9,000 temporary and 4,500 permanent. The GWNF 6 alternative route (through the middle of Pocahontas County, into Highland and Bath Counties and up the Deerfield Valley portion of Augusta County) would cross 254 parcels, 3% of which would be collocated. Impacted acreage would be 1600 acres temporary, 847 permanent.
In the filing, DTI also addressed FERC’s request for a response to an issue raised by Pocahontas County, WV resident Richard Laska about the number of compressor stations being proposed for the ACP. Laska questioned whether DTI planned for more than 3 compressor facilities for the ACP, given its 600-mile length. DTI stated:
The appropriate location of these and the third compression facility for ACP has been determined by a variety of factors, including not only the distance between stations, but also the overall drop in elevation relevant to this project, the chosen pipeline diameter, and relative pressure requirements at specific ACP receipt and delivery points.