DPMC Outlines for DEQ Information Required in Pipeline Applications

On May 15, 2017, Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition (DPMC) wrote to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) describing some of the information that companies proposing the MVP and ACP must submit with their applications for Clean Water Act and state law approvals. If all information is not provided, then the DEQ cannot go forward with regulatory reviews of the proposals.

After expressing appreciation for DEQ’s decision to conduct individual reviews for MVP and ACP proposals under Clean Water Act section 401 and Virginia law, DPMC points out that there are “gross deficiencies” in submittals by the pipeline companies as part of the National Environmental Policy Act Reviews being led by FERC, including deficiencies identified by the DEQ, the U.S. Forest Service, and citizens.

For more information, for a listing of the types of information not yet provided for either pipeline, and to read the full DMPC letter, go here.