From the project director -
On Friday, October 13, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the long-awaited Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, which authorizes the construction and operation of the project. See more in the Regulatory Update on page 4.
While working our way through the remaining permits needed for the project, we are actively preparing for construction. Safety on and off the construction site is now and has always been our number one priority. The ACP construction theme: Home Safe for Everyone,
is the topic of our Safety Focus on page 3.
The ACP will be built in phases beginning with tree felling in some areas later this year. See the FAQ on page 3 for additional information about tree felling. In the spring of 2018, we will begin major construction on several pipeline sections and the compressor stations. Later in 2018 additional tree felling will occur. Construction of the remaining sections of the pipeline will begin in the spring of 2019.
You can learn more about all aspects of the construction activity during two rounds of Construction Open Houses. The first round will be held in January 2018 near communities affected by the 2018 construction season. The second round will be held in the fall of
2018 to coincide with areas under construction in 2019. Additional information and notification will be shared
as details for these events are finalized.
Finally, we hope you enjoy meeting our featured landowner, Ward Burton on page 2. Ward and his Wildlife Foundation own and manage more than 4,000 acres of land with an eye toward developing and sustaining diverse wildlife habitats. As with many landowners, we worked closely with Ward to determine the best route across his property with the least impact to the natural resources in his care.
We hope you will find this information useful and we encourage you to reach out to us anytime with your questions. Thank you for your continued interest in the ACP.
Brian Wright, Authorized Representative
Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc.
This article is from the November 2017 newsletter.