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FERC Public Hearing on ACP DEIS – Lovingston
February 22, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
FERC public hearing in Lovingston on the Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the ACP. This is one of a series of meetings in our area.
FERC says, “If you wish to provide verbal comments, the Commission staff will hand out numbers in the order of your arrival. Number distribution will be discontinued at 8:00 p.m. in order to ensure all comments are received by closing time. Comments will be taken until 9:00 p.m.”
There will be a 3-minute time limit for commenters. At the FERC scoping hearing in Nelson County in March 2015, only 78 of the 203 people who signed up were able to speak before that meeting ended at 10:45 pm. Since we know from our experience at the 2015 hearings in Nelson and elsewhere that Dominion will try to front-load the commenters with pipeline supporters (many from out of area), come early to sign up to speak!
Verbal comments will be recorded by a FERC-provided court reporter, and the transcripts of comments will be posted in the ACP docket on the publicly accessible FERC Web site. FERC-posted transcripts from earlier hearings were often incomplete and inaccurate; we recommend you provide the court reporter with a written version of your comments, and that you also submit them directly to FERC following the hearing. Please note: comments will not be taken in public as they were at the scoping meeting. Speakers’ comments will be taken in a private room with a stenographer. It is therefore crucially important that everyone who gives comments brings a paper copy to give to the stenographer and that everyone ALSO submits their comments to FERC so that there is an irrefutable paper trail!
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