Comment to WVDEP on Water Quality Impacts of the ACP
The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) has released for public comment the state stormwater permit needed for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP). You can submit comments on the ACP stormwater permit through December 31, 2017. If you have questions, please contact Autumn Crowe, email@example.com.
ACCESSING AND REVIEWING THE PERMIT
ACP’s application does not meet the requirements for the WVDEP Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater General Permit.
- Final mitigation or avoidance measures of geologically sensitive areas are not included in the application and are still being developed by geotechnical engineers.
- Site specific designs are still being developed for locations with unique geo-hazards and greater potential for instability.
- The use of riprap is proposed for stream bank stabilization instead of WVDEP’s preferred method of restoration using natural stream channel design techniques.
- High quality (Tier 3) waters will be crossed and must undergo an anti-degradation review as required by the permit.
- No water quality monitoring is proposed. Monitoring is not required, but can be requested. Monitors should be installed at sensitive stream crossings similar to the efforts being conducted along proposed pipeline routes in VA.
SUBMIT COMMENTS TO WVDEP BY 8PM ON DECEMBER 22nd
- You can submit comments through WV Rivers’ online commenting tool.
- By email with the permit number (WVR310820) in the subject line: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By mail referencing the permit number (WVR310820) in your letter:
Director, Division of Water and Management, DEP
ATTN: Sharon Mullins, Permitting Section
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304-2345