Proposed Pipeline Information and Updates

Current News

February 2018

The BZA Meeting planned for February 12th, 2018 has been canceled due to the deferral of Variances 2018-007, 2018-008, 2018-009, 2018-010 and the dismissal of variances 2018-001, 2018-002, 2018-003, 2018-004, 2018-005, 2018-006, 2018-011.

ACP Request for Deferral of Variance

BZA Dismissal and Deferral

FERC Issues Partial Notice to Proceed With Tree Felling

January 2018

FERC Notice to Proceed With Tree Felling

 Landowner Environmental Complaint Resolution

October 2017

ACP.FS.Complaint Resolution_Process

FERC Approves Certificate for ACP and Supply Header 

ACP FERC Certificate Issued October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Approves Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Supply Header Project

The following is a statement by Leslie Hartz, Dominion Energy’s Vice President, Engineering & Construction, regarding the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s approval of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Supply Header Project:

“We are very pleased to receive FERC approval for this vitally important project. This is the most significant milestone yet for a project that will bring jobs, economic growth and cleaner energy to our region. In the coming days we will fully review the Certificate and finalize our plans for complying with its conditions. We will also continue working with the other state and federal agencies to complete the environmental review process and make this critically important project a reality.

All three commissioners acknowledge the need for more natural gas infrastructure to serve consumers in Virginia and North Carolina. In her dissent, Commissioner LaFleur noted that more than 90 percent of the ACP’s capacity is subscribed by public utility customers in the two states. The end use of this gas is well established on the public record and is a matter of urgent public necessity. Our public utility customers are depending on this infrastructure to generate cleaner electricity, heat homes and power local businesses. The project will result in a growing economy, a cleaner environment, and lower energy costs for consumers and businesses across the region.

We commend the FERC staff and commissioners for the diligent and painstaking work they’ve done over the last three years. We also sincerely thank the landowners and communities whose valuable input has contributed to the project. This has been one of the most thorough and exhaustive environmental reviews ever done for a project of this scope. This unprecedented scrutiny should give assurance to all communities that their voices have been heard and that the project will be built in a way that protects public safety and the environment.

We look forward to getting to work on this project and helping to build a brighter economic and environmental future for our region.”

The Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity is available for download on the FERC website.



Aaron Ruby

Dominion Energy

(804) 771-3404


Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Supply Header Project



Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC                                                       Docket  Nos. CPlS-554-000 CPlS-554-001

Dominion Transmission, Inc.                                                        Docket  No. CP15-555-000



This notice identifies the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission staff’s revised schedule for the completion of the environmental impact statement (EIS) for Atlantic  Coast Pipeline, LLC’s (Atlantic) Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Dominion Transmission,  Inc.’s (DTI) Supply Header Project. The first notice of schedule, issued on August 12,  2016, identified a final EIS date of June 30, 2017. However, in response to comments on the draft EIS (which had a comment closing date of April 6, 2017), staff sent an environmental information request to Atlantic and DTI in April 2017, and only recently received the information necessary for us to complete our environmental review. As a result, staff has revised the schedule for issuance of the final   EIS.

Schedule for Environmental  Review

 Issuance of Notice of Availability of the final EIS 90-day Federal Authorization  Decision Deadline

July 21, 2017

October 19, 2017

If a schedule change becomes necessary, an additional notice will be provided so that the relevant agencies are kept informed  of the project’s   progress.

Additional Information 

In order to receive notification of the issuance of the final EIS and to keep track of all formal issuances and submittals in specific dockets, the Commission offers a free service  called  eSubscription  (

Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary.


January 24, 2017

FERC Environmental Impact Statement:

Description:    Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project et al under CP15-554 et al.

To view the document for this Issuance, click here

or here:

ACP SHP DEIS Vol I (11.6 MB pdf)

ACP SHP DEIS Vol II (79.6 MB pdf)

ACP SHP DEIS Vol III (25.6 MB pdf)

January 17, 2017

FERC Public Meeting Scheduled

Public Meeting : FERC Event Calendar Details

FERC Notice 20170110135820-20161230-3005(31865337)

FERC staff will conduct a public comment meeting for the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Supply Header Project, and Capacity Lease Proposal in Lovingston, Virginia (CP15-554-001, CP15-555-000, and CP15-556-000)

All interested parties are invited to attend and present comments.

Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Start Time : 5:00 p.m.
End Time : 9:00 p.m.
Location : Lovingston, Virginia

Nelson County High School
6919 Thomas Nelson Highway, Route 29
Lovingston, Virginia 22949

Contact : Office of External Affairs
Contact Telephone : 202-502-6088
Contact Email :

December 30, 2016 

FERC Issues Environmental Assessment & Impact Statement

On 12/30/2016, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Washington D.C., issued this document:

Docket(s):     CP15-554-000




Lead Applicant: Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC

Filing Type:    Environmental Assessment (EA) and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)

Description:    Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project et al under CP15-554 et al.

To view the document for this Issuance, click here

or here:

ACP SHP DEIS Vol I (11.6 MB pdf)

ACP SHP DEIS Vol II (79.6 MB pdf)

ACP SHP DEIS Vol III (25.6 MB pdf)


October 17, 2016


August 29, 2016

ACP August 2016 Project Update

August 23, 2016

FERC Project Update

June 14, 2016

Document Service in CP15-554-000,et al.

“Letter requesting Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC et al to provide the environmental information to assist in the analysis of the application for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Supply Header Project”

June 8, 2016

Project Update June 2016

May 16, 2016

FERC Notice of Intent

May 12, 2016

2016 05 12 Judge Rules In Favor of Nelson County Property Owners – Final Press Release

April 18, 2016

ACP April 2016 Newsletter–824e4-19rq5f24

April 11, 2016

dw to supervisors re PEIS

Letter from Friends of Nelson concerning support from local businesses for a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement.

April 4, 2016

ACP 3-28-16 Amendment Filing Notification

March 29, 2016

ACP March 2016

ACP Monthly Update

February 17, 2016

ACP e-News_February 2016

Alternate routes through National Forests

January 29, 2016

Equitable consideration of impacts on forested land

Intervenor comment on docket CP15-554.

January 25, 2016

Project Update

January 2016 update from ACP

January 20, 2016

Dominion Meeting Follow Up

E-mail from Dominion following up with remarks made at the Board meeting on 1/12/16.

December 15, 2015

LH letter re Key-Log prev

Vice President of Pipeline Construction, Leslie Hartz, letter to Nelson County Board of Supervisors concerning Key-Log’s presentation on December 8, 2015.

November 17, 2015

route change comment request

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission  is evaluating seven new route modifications to
the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline route in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina.

November 13, 2015

Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC responds to questions asked by Nelson County Board of Supervisors.

ACP e-News_ October 2015

November 12, 2015

Creigh Deeds Letter to FERC

Concerning Support for a Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement for ACP and 2 Other Projects

November 5, 2015

Tim Kaine Letter

Concerning correspondence to FERC

October 30, 2015

Email ACP Supplemental Filing and News Release

PUBLIC_Supplemental Filing 10-30-15

ACP Supplemental Information Filing 103015

October 23, 2015

October 15 ACP Update

October 13, 2015

ACP Certificate App Filing Notification

This includes Atlantic Coast Pipeline’s notice of Application to FERC, a project overview map, and an overview of land owners rights and information.

October 2, 2015

ACP – FERC Notice of Application Issued 10-2-15

September 22, 2015

Letter from Tim Kaine ACP

September 21, 2015

ACP September 2015 e-Newsletter–4sas3-19rq5f23&_v=2

September 18, 2015

Dominion FERC Formal Filing

Atlantic Coast Pipeline formally applied to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for permission to build a 564-mile interstate natural gas transmission pipeline.

September 11, 2015

Resolution 2015-69 Sent to FERC

Resolution passed by the Nelson County Board of Supervisors at the September 8th meeting sent to Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

Nelson County-Atlantic Coast Pipeline Questionnaire

Letter and Questionnaire, as well as associated documents used to answer questions asked by Dominion concerning the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Nelson County.

September 2015 ACP Update

August 25, 2015

Letter to FERC from Senator Kaine

July 31, 2015

Senator Kaine’s Letter to FERC concerning Virginia Pipelines

July 21, 2015

FERC Project Update for ACP

July 15, 2015

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline has selected a route variation for the interstate natural gas transmission pipeline in Nelson and Buckingham counties that would avoid a historically significant area, known as the Norwood-Wingina Historic District.

Wingina District Route Variation Dominion E-mail

Wingina District Route Variation Map

July 14, 2015

ACP July Project Update

July 8, 2015

County Roadmap Dominion ACP 3

Latest Route Map for Nelson County

June 16, 2015

DCR Floodplain Regulations regarding ACP

Letter to local administrators, building and zoning officials, from Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, regarding update to Dominion Atlantic Coast Pipeline and Local Floodplain Regulations

May 28, 2015

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Fact Book

May 26, 2015

Robert Hurt’s Correspondence with FERC

Letters concerning ACP scoping period.

May 20, 2015

ACP Resource Report Description and Key Findings 05-19-15

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC (Atlantic) filed 12 Draft Environmental Resource Reports with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). The Resource Reports total about 5,400 pages.

Above is a high-level summary, including a brief description and key findings, for each Resource Report.

The Resource Reports can be found at: . Scroll down the page to the section “Regulatory Documents.” Links to each Resource Report can be found there.

The 12 Resource Reports cover these specific aspects of the project:

RR1 – General Project Description
RR2 – Water Use and Quality
RR3 – Fish, Wildlife and Vegetation
RR4 – Cultural Resources
RR5 – Socioeconomics
RR6 – Geological Resources
RR7 – Soils
RR8 – Land Use, Recreation and Aesthetics
RR9 – Air and Noise Quality
RR10 – Route Alternatives
RR11 – Reliability and Safety
RR12 – PCB Contamination


May 19, 2015

National Forest System Lands Decision Memo for ACP

Special Use Permit for Routing and Survey Activities on National Forest System Lands.

May 19, 2015

ACP Alternate routes survey 051815

May 18, 2015 – Dominion Announces Alternate Routes Surveys 

May 15, 2015

ACP Project Update May15

May 13, 2015 – Dominion Files Scoping Meeting Responses with FERC

Responses to Issues Raised During Scoping 5-12-15

April 20, 2015

ACP Safety Inquiry

Email sent from Nelson County to Dominion concerning pipeline safety procedure.

April 16, 2015

Congressman Hurt’s letter to FERC.

Tim Kaine FERC re Nelson ACP meeting

Mark Warner Letter to FERC

Mark Warner/Tim Kaine FERC ACP scoping meeting

April 16, 2015

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project Update April 2015

Dominion Sends out ACP project update.

April 10, 2015:

Letters to Federal Legislators re FERC Scoping Period Extension and Additional Meeting

Letters to Federal Legislators Authorized by the Board of Supervisors requesting that they request the conduct of another FERC Scoping meeting to be held in Nelson County and an extension of the FERC Scoping comment period to May 28, 2015.

April 2, 2015:

USDA George Washington and Jefferson National Forests Special Use Application for ACP.

March 30, 2015:

Board of Supervisors Action March 26, 2015:

Letters to FERC Authorized by the Board of Supervisors requesting the conduct of another FERC Scoping meeting to be held in Nelson County and an extension of the FERC Scoping comment period to May 28, 2015.

March 11, 2015:

Board of Supervisors Action March 10, 2015: 

Adopted Resolution R2015-24: Board of Supervisors Petitioning Atlantic Coast Pipeline LLC and FERC to Consider a Preferred Route Minimizing the Use of Eminent Domain Takings of Personal Property.

March 4, 2015: 

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline is postponing its informational open house that was scheduled for Thursday, March 5, in Lovingston, Va., at the Nelson County High School because of the winter storm that is forecasted for Central Virginia. 

The open house has been rescheduled for Tuesday, March 10, 5-7:30 p.m., at the high school.

February 27, 2015: FERC Announces Series of Project Scoping Meetings For Public Comment on Environmental Issues Related to the Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project and Supply Header Project:

FERC Notice of Intent 2-27-15

Date and Time Location
Wednesday, March 18, 20157:00 PM Nelson County Middle School6925 Thomas Nelson HighwayLovingston, VA 22949

February 23, 2015: Dominion Provides Alternate Routes in Nelson and Will Hold A Public Meeting on Thursday March 5, 2015 at Nelson County High School 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.


February 19, 2015: Dominion Issues Correction to FERC Regarding .Meeting With County Staff and Officials.  On 2/20/2015, the following Filing was submitted to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), Washington D.C.:

Filer: Dominion Transmission, Inc. Dominion Transmission, Inc. (as Agent)
Docket(s): PF15-5-000 PF15-6-000
Lead Applicant: Dominion Transmission, Inc.
Filing Type: Supplemental/Additional Information
Description: Supplemental Information (Regarding the January 2015 Monthly Status Report) of Dominion Transmission, Inc. under PF15-6

View the document for this Filing

Dominions Updated Filing with FERC-January Monthly Status Report – January Monthly Status Report

Emails Regarding Correction to Meetings Held with Dominion

USDA Forest Service Survey. PUBLIC COMMENT DUE JANUARY 9, 2015

On October 31, 2014, Dominion Transmission and its partners submitted a request to initiate the pre-filing process with FERC for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project – Accession Number 20141031-534.  This request was approved on November 13, 2014 and Docket # PF 15-6 was issued to the project.

Dominion Request to Initiate the Pre-Filing Process with FERC

FERC Approval Letter

To access e-Filings with FERC related to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, follow the  link below and enter Docket # PF 15-6 in the search Docket Number field and click Submit: 

FERC E-Library Docket #PF 15-6 Atlantic Coast Pipeline

* The Board of Supervisors Resolution R2014-67, Board of Supervisors Opposition to Atlantic Coast Pipeline was submitted via the FERC e-filing system and posted in the FERC e-Library on November 12, 2014. Accession Number 20141112-5292

To register with FERC in order to comment on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project or to subscribe to Docket # PF 15-6 in order to be notified by email about project submittals and issuances,  follow the link below and its instructions:

FERC E-File Registration

On  Wednesday, January 14, 2015, Dominion Transmission and its partners, along with staff from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), will be conducting the second public meeting on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline in Nelson County from 3:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  at the Nelson County High School/Middle School auditorium.

Dominion Right of Way (ROW) Contact in Nelson County: Jeff Arrington   Phone: 540-250-6298.

On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Dominion Transmission, Inc. will begin surveying only those properties in the County whose owners have given them permission to do so.

Board of Supervisors Action September 9, 2014

Adopted Resolution R2014-67 Board of Supervisors Opposition to Atlantic Coast Pipeline

September 2, 2014: Southeast Reliability Project Renamed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion, Duke Energy, Piedmont Natural Gas and AGL Resources Form Joint Venture to Own Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

September 2, 2014 Duke Energy Press Release

September 2, 2014 Piedmont Natural Gas Press Release

September 2, 2014 Governor McAuliffe’s Press Release Regarding Atlantic Coast Pipeline

 Atlantic Coast Pipeline Information:

Dominion Transmission Atlantic Coast Pipeline Webpage:

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Preliminary Tap Policy Sept 2014

Project Fact Sheet from 9-16-14 Open House

Dominion Transmission Open Houses Summary Document

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Resources and FAQs:

Proposed Routes:

View proposed route maps below:

Complete Route | West Virginia | Virginia North Carolina

High-resolution Aerial Maps – Proposed Route and Land Parcels

Note: These are large PDFs – allow time to load; some maps have several pages.

West Virginia Counties
Virginia Counties/Cities
North Carolina Counties
Prince Edward


Call toll free at 1-888-895-8716 and one of our right-of-way representatives will follow up with you.

Call toll free at 1-844-215-1819 or email us at and we will respond in a timely manner.

Facebook Page: Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Dominion Transmission, Inc. SE Reliability Project – Presentation to Board of Supervisors on August 12, 2014 at 7 p.m. in the Nelson Middle School Auditorium

Dominion Presentation from the August 12, 2014 Board of Supervisors Meeting

Draft Nelson County Map 8-12-14   Draft Complete Route 8-12-14  SE Reliability Project Fact Sheet 8-12-14

August 12, 2014 BOS Evening Session Recording #1 (MP3 file)

August 12, 2014 BOS Evening Session Recording #2 (MP3 file)

August 12, 2014 DRAFT BOS Meeting Minutes

Board of Supervisors Action

Adopted Resolution R2014-51

Dominion Transmission’s Response to the Adoption of Resolution R2014-51:

“Dominion is looking forward to updating the Nelson County Board of Supervisors about the company’s Southeast Reliability Project at the board’s Aug. 12 meeting. In the interim, Dominion will not be performing any land surveys in Nelson County until after we have updated the board.”

Information Provided by Dominion Transmission, Inc. (“Dominion”)

Dominion Contact Information:

Landowners:  1-888-895-8716

General Inquiries:

Dominion Website:

SE Survey Notification Letter VA

Pipeline Route Map (Original)

Note from Dominion Virginia Power – As the proposed pipeline is still in the preliminary stages and is constantly changing, we will not be able to provide any detailed locational drawings to you at this time. The reason for sharing a potential pipeline route with landowners is to show them what we have found through our initial research. That research, combined with landowner feedback to help locate other areas to avoid, will ensure the best possible route with the least impact to the environment, historic and cultural resources, etc.  If the project moves forward, there will be plenty of opportunities throughout the review process for landowners, county officials and other interested parties to provide additional input.
Thanks for your understanding of the preliminary nature of this project.

Emmett Toms
DOMINION – State & Local Affairs

Dominion Natural Gas Pipeline Map With NC Road Map Overlay

Southeast Reliability Project – Govt Affairs Talking Points FINAL 5-5-14

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Information

FERC E-Library Docket #PF 15-6 Atlantic Coast Pipeline

FERC Citizens Guide – Interstate Natural Gas Facilities

FERC website:

FERC Prefiling FAQs

FERC Gas Pipeline and Gas Storage Permitting Process:

FERC Customer Assistance:
For further assistance and public inquiries, please contact:
Office of External Affairs
1-202-502-8004 1-866-208-3372 (Toll-free)

For assistance with or eFiling, please contact:
FERC Online Technical Support
1-202-502-6652 1-866-208-3676 (Toll-free)

For materials and copying assistance, please contact:
Public Reference Room
1-202-502-8371 1-866-208-3676 (Toll-free)

INGAA – Interstate Natural Gas Association of America

INGAA Website:

INGAA Interstate Pipeline Desk Book:

Code of Virginia Information:

Code of Virginia: Section 56-49.01 Natural Gas Companies; Right of Entry Upon Property