Public Hearings Set For Atlantic Coast Pipeline 401 Certification


State Water Quality Certification, as required by Section 401 of the Clean Water Act, has been requested of the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) for Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline project is comprised of approximately 99 miles of natural gas pipeline along with compressor stations, meter stations, access roads, and interconnects through: Harrison, Lewis, Upshur, Randolph, and Pocahontas Counties in West Virginia. The State 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC-15-0010) is for activities that will or may discharge fill into waters of the State. Atlantic Coast Pipeline project is proposing to mitigate for streams and wetlands that would be permanently impacted by this project.

Public Comments: Any interested person may submit written comments on the State 401 Water Quality Certification by addressing such to the Director of the Division of Water and Waste Management during the comment period, which begins with this notice and ends on August 4, 2017. Comments or requests should be emailed to: or by mail addressed to:

WVDEP, Division of Water and Waste Management
ATTN: Laura Cooper
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304-2345

Public hearings will be held at 6:00 pm on the following dates and locations:

July 31, 2017
- Buckhannon-Upshur High School Auditorium

August 1, 2017
- Pocahontas County High School Auditorium

To view the application for 401 Water Quality Certification for this project, please visit:


Jake Glance
(304) 926-0449 ext. 1335