Early Monday afternoon (September 17th) the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission lifted the stop work order for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline it issued on August 10. The FERC Notice, a copy of which is attached, was based on the issuance of new permits by, respectively, the National Park Service and the Fish and Wildlife Service.
- On September 11, 2018, the FWS issued a revised Biological Opinion (BO), which included a modified Incidental Take Statement for the ACP
- Additionally, on September 14, 2018, the NPS issued a new right-of-way permit for crossing the Blue Ridge Parkway
Earlier versions of these permits had been vacated by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which had prompted FERC to issue its stop work order. FERC’s letter informing Dominion of the agency’s decision can be accessed here. More on this new developments will appear in this week’s issue of ABRA Update.