In a filing submitted April 15 to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC (Atlantic) completed its responses to all of FERC’s environmental information requests from December 2015 and January 2016.
Completing responses to FERC’s information request is an important milestone for the project and provides FERC with the information it needs for the draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS).
The next step is for FERC to issue its Notice of Schedule, which will set the timeline for the remainder of the environmental review process.
In addition to completed responses to FERC’s information request, the 7,000-plus page filing also includes updated alignment sheets, tables and resource information related to the alternative routes adopted since Atlantic submitted its certificate application in September 2015.
The filing is now available on the FERC website: http://elibrary.ferc.gov/idmws/file_list.asp?acces sion_num=20160415-5014
The FERC process has been extraordinarily thorough and comprehensive, and it has allowed Atlantic to work closely with agencies and the public to resolve the important envir- onmental issues that have been raised.” Dominion Energy Media Relations Manager Aaron Ruby said.
“These are important issues, and Atlantic devoted a significant amount of time and resources to ensure they are fully addressed. Working through these issues has taken additional time, and adjustments to the plans have been made accordingly to expect a certificate in early 2017. Based on this timeframe, Atlantic remains confident that it is on track to reach its targeted in-service date in late 2018.”