FERC has approved Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC’s and Dominion Energy Transmission, Inc.’s request to commence limited tree felling activities within the Marts Compressor Station permanent facility boundary located in Lewis County, West Virginia associated with Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project.
According to FERC’s Kevin Bowman, the authorization will enable Atlantic Coast Pipeline to implement all stipulations and conditions of the Stormwater Water Pollution Prevention Plan, as approved by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection. Also, temporary and/or permanent erosion/sediment control measures must be installed and maintained through commencement and restoration of construction activities.
The 600-mile underground Atlantic Coast Pipeline will originate in West Virginia, travel through Virginia, and then continue south into eastern North Carolina, ending in Robeson County. The project also includes a lateral extending to Chesapeake, Virginia, and two additional laterals that will connect to two Dominion Energy electric generating facilities in Brunswick County, North Carolina and Greenville County, Virginia.
The project is expected to be placed in service towards the end of 2019.