Last week’s ABRA Update reported that the Virginia State Water Control Board would hold special meetings in on the proposed water quality certifications for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) and Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). The Department of Environmental Quality has since provided additional information on how the sessions will proceed.
At each meeting, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will present a summary of the public comments it received and will make its recommendations to the board on the proposed conditions. At each meeting, the board may approve, deny or amend the recommendations.
The meeting dates are: MVP – December 6 & 7, 2017; ACP – December 11 & 12, 2017
- Both meetings will be held at the Trinity Family Life Center, at 3601 Dill Road, Richmond, VA 23222. Click here for directions.
- Each meeting will start at 9:30 a.m. and is scheduled to last up to two days.
- On the first day of each meeting, those persons who made oral or written comments may sign up to respond to the summary of public comments presented to the board by DEQ.
- The meeting is open to the public.
- Under the board’s policy, only those people who provided comments during the July 3, 2017 – August 22, 2017 official public comment period may speak to the board.
- The response document will be available on the DEQ website in advance of the December meetings.
- The official agenda containing more details will be posted on the Virginia Regulatory Town Hall, as well as on DEQ’s webpage, Water Protection for Pipelines.
Further information and analysis will be provided in coming issues of ABRA Update.