The new deadline for submitting comments on the adequacy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers NWP 12 program for stream crossings of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline is only 8-days away: Friday, June 15. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced the new deadline on June 2.
Written comments may be submitted via hand-delivery to DEQ, 1111 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219; via postal mail to DEQ, P.O. Box 1105, Richmond, VA 23218; or via e-mail at the following email address(es) ONLY – emails and attachments sent to other email addresses or internet sites will not be considered:
All ABRA members are urged to file their own comments and encourage their members and constituencies to do so as well. To assist ABRA in its ongoing analysis of the issue of ACP stream crossings, please send copies of your filed commends to or to ABRA, P.O. Box 96, Monterey, VA 24465.
Wild Virginia has prepared an excellent guide to provide assistance: “Suggestions for Comments to DEQ Public Notice Impacts from Waterbody Crossings and Water Quality Standards,” available at https://www.abralliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/Comments-in-Response-to-DEQ-Public-Notice-corrected.pdf.
Another helpful resource is an impact table of waters potentially affected by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The document is published by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers – Norfolk District and is available at: https://www.abralliance.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/VA-waters-impacted-by-ACP-U.S.-Corps-of-Engineers-11-30-17.pdf.