State Water Control Board to Meet August 21

The Virginia State Water Control Board’s (SWCB) next regular meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, August 21, 2018, beginning at 9:30 am, at the Pocahontas Building, First Floor House Committee Room, 900 East Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219. The tentative meeting agenda includes the following items at the end of the meeting:

  • VII. Mountain Valley Pipeline/Atlantic Coast Pipeline Reports Nationwide Permit 12 Comment Period Update in Response to April 12 Requests from Board
  • VIII. Other Business Future Meetings (September 20 and December 13)
  • IX. Public Forum
  • ADJOURN

A summary of the more than 13,000 comments filed with the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality on the adequacy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Nationwide Permit 12 for the ACP supposedly is being prepared for the SWCB’s review and supposedly is to be made available to the public.  At this writing, the summary is not yet available, although Wild Virginia and Dominion Pipeline Monitoring Coalition posted a summary on August 15, 2018.  DPMA and Wild Virginia also posted the full set of comments on July 20, 2018, and the full set is finally available on the DEQ Web page.  It is also not known what action, if any, will be taken by the SWCB in response to the comments that were submitted.