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List administrator(s): Ann Regn, Irina Calos

State Water Control Board meeting dates announced

The State Water Control Board plans to hold two meetings in December to consider additional Section 401 water quality certification conditions for the proposed Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines.

Each meeting is scheduled to last about two days. On the first day of each meeting, those persons who made oral or written comments during the public comment period will have an opportunity to sign up to speak to the board under the board's policy for public participation. The official agenda containing more details will be available in early November.

Mountain Valley Pipeline: 9:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 6, 2017, and Thursday, December 7, 2017. Location: Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, Richmond, VA 23222.

Atlantic Coast Pipeline: 9:30 a.m., Monday, December 11, 2017, and Tuesday, December 12, 2017. Location: Trinity Family Life Center, 3601 Dill Road, Richmond, VA 23222.

The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality will present a summary of the public comments it received and will make its recommendations to the board on the proposed additional conditions at each meeting. Also at each meeting, the board may approve, deny or amend the recommendations.
For more information, visit www.deq.virginia.gov

From: Ann Regn

Sent: October 03, 2017 at 3:35 pm

Erosion and sediment control plans for Franklin and Pittsylvania counties available

The erosion and sediment control plans for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline are now available for Franklin and Pittsylvania counties. These site-specific plans address disturbance related to pipeline construction, including access roads and construction lay-down areas. DEQ is reviewing the plans to ensure that they meet the design requirements contained in Virginia's erosion, sediment and stormwater regulations. The deadline for public input is October 22, 2017. For more information, see http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/StormwaterManagement/ErosionandSedimentControl/NaturalGasPipelineErosionandSedimentControlandPostConstructionStormwaterManagement.aspx

From: Ann Regn

Sent: September 22, 2017 at 10:57 am

Public review period extended for MVP erosion and sediment, stormwater plans

DEQ has extended the public review period for the erosion and sediment control plans and stormwater management plans for the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline. The public input period now closes on October 22, 2017, for MVP plans only. More information is available at http://www.deq.virginia.gov/Programs/Water/StormwaterManagement/ErosionandSedimentControl/NaturalGasPipelineErosionandSedimentControlandPostConstructionStormwaterManagement.aspx.

From: Irina Calos

Sent: September 08, 2017 at 1:34 pm

Public comment period for draft 401 water quality certification closes Aug 22

The public comment period for both the Mountain Valley and Atlantic Coast pipelines closes on August 22, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. Comments must be received by the deadline. Several options for submitting written comments: 1) Hand-deliver to DEQ, Office of Wetlands & Stream Protection, 629 East Main St., Richmond, VA 23219 during business hours 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. 2) Email your comments to either the Atlantic Coast Pipeline at comment-acp@deq.virginia.gov or Mountain Valley Pipeline at comment-mvp@deq.virginia.gov. 3) Or fax to 804-698-4032 ATTN: Office of Wetlands and Stream Protection. For more information, see www.deq.virginia.gov

From: Ann Regn

Sent: August 21, 2017 at 4:06 pm

How to submit comments for proposed water certifications for ACP and MVP

DEQ has posted information, a new factsheet and FAQs, that may help guide those who are submitting public comments on the proposed 401 Water Quality Certifications for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley Pipelines. Copies of the proposed certifications and other documents are available at bit.do/DEQpipelines. Please note the public comment period ends on August 22.

From: Ann Regn

Sent: August 04, 2017 at 9:08 am