FERC has approved Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc.’s variance request from the required standards in the Commission’s Wetland and Waterbody Construction and Mitigation Procedures during construction of the TL-342 MAOP Verification Project in Wetzel, West Virginia. The approved requests include:
- An irregularly sized extra workspace, about 526 feet long by 25 feet wide, within 50 feet of a waterbody from Station Number 11+50 to 16+75 for the retest and replacement of a section of the TL-342 pipeline.
- An extra workspace, 250 feet long by 25 feet wide, within 50 feet of a wetland from Station Number 0+00 to 1+50 to pressure test another section of the TL-342 pipeline.
According to FERC’s Gertrude F. Johnson, Dominion has provided sufficient justification for utilizing the two extra workspaces and, currently, there is an active parallel pipeline on the east side of both sections of TL-342 preventing the company from using these areas for extra workspace.