The adequacy of stream crossing plans in Virginia for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will be the subject of a new 30-day public comment period, in accordance with a vote on April 12 by the State Water Control Board. Official language on the Board’s action is not yet available, but the Department of Environmental Quality provided ABRA with the following statement:
Additional information on the public comment period and the SWCB’s meeting will be available in the near future. The State Water Control Board authorized receiving written, public comments on water crossings and wetlands that are covered under the Army Corps of Engineers Nationwide 12 Permit. We are gathering the details to let people know when the comment period will be, how to access the NW 12 plans, what types of technical information will be beneficial, and how to submit comments to the Board.
For more information on this development, see the Richmond Times-Dispatch article below in In the News (“Regulatory board cracks open door”).