Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project

Map of pipeline impacts in North Carolina

The Atlantic Coast Pipeline project proposes the installation of a natural gas pipeline that will run through eight North Carolina counties as it crosses the state from the Virginia border to just north of the South Carolina border. The project was submitted for state review by Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC, Dominion Transmission, Inc. and Piedmont Natural Gas Co., Inc. The project is currently under review by the N.C. Department of Environmental Quality. Updates on permit applications, the regulatory review process, public hearings and meetings, public comments and other related information will be posted on this website as they become available.

ACP draft air permit comment period now open, public hearing set for Nov. 15
Officials with the Division of Air Quality today announced the opening of the public comment period for the draft air permit Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC's proposed air compressor station, which would be built in Northampton County at the Virginia border. All comments received by Nov. 20 will be considered in the final determination of permit issuance and conditions. The draft air permit and related documents may be downloaded at the links below. Public comments may be submitted by email to: publiccomments@ncdenr.gov. Please be sure to include "ACP/DAQ" in the email's subject line. Comments may also be submitted by USPS mail to: Division of Air Quality, Attn: Charles McEachern, 3800 Barrett Drive, Raleigh, N.C., 27609.

DEQ will hold a public hearing on the draft permit at 6 p.m. Nov. 15 at Garysburg Town Hall, 504 Old Highway Road, Garysburg, N.C., 27831. Speaker registration will begin at 5 p.m.

Guide to N.C. Government Agencies Involved in ACP Project Review

DEQ Permitting Requirements

Division of Air Quality
Public Notice
Northampton Compressor Station Draft Permit

Draft Permit Fact Sheet
Permit Application Part I

Permit Application Part II

Permit Application Review

Permit Application Correspondence

Division of Water Resources

401 Water Quality Certification Application

401 Water Quality Certification File

 

Update Sept. 14, 2017: Officials with the N.C. Division of Water Resources issued a letter to Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC directing the company to submit additional information as part of their 401 water quality certification application. This decision by the state put review of the application on hold until the requested information was received. 

 

Update Sept. 29, 2017: Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC submitted their response to the Division of Water Resources' request for additional information in two parts. The first part was submitted Sept. 22, and the second part was submitted Sept. 29. In accordance with N.C. Administrative Code, the division now has until Nov. 28 to issue a decision on the application.

 
Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources

Erosion and Sediment Control Plan Submittals

 

Officials with the Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources on Sept. 26 disapproved the erosion and sediment control plans submitted by Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC. The Raleigh Regional Office staff issued a letter of disapproval for the north portion of the proposed pipeline project. While the Fayetteville Office did not issue an additional letter, the comments and additional information requested in the Raleigh Regional Office letter also apply to the erosion and sediment control plan submitted for the south portion of the proposed pipeline project.

Sept. 26 Letter of Disapproval

 

Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources
Stormwater Permitting: The project will require several stormwater permits for different locations along the proposed pipeline route. As of Oct. 10, no applications have been submitted for these permits.
 

Public Engagement

Listening Sessions
The Department of Environmental Quality hosted three listening sessions to obtain additional public feedback on the proposed pipeline project.
Aug. 15: Nash Community College, Rocky Mount
Aug. 16: Northampton County Cultural and Wellness Center, Jackson
Aug. 17: Southeastern Agricultural Center, Lumberton
Handout on ACP Project
Handout on N.C. Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

401 Certification Application Public Hearings
July 18: Fayetteville Technical Community College, Fayetteville
July 20: Nash Community College, Rocky Mount
401 Certification Public Notice
Hearing Documents
Public Comments

Meetings
Aug. 9: Environmental Justice Forum
The N.C. Commission of Indian Affairs, Environmental Justice Committee sponsored an Environmental Justice Forum, which was hosted by the Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe in Hollister, N.C. The forum was to provided an opportunity for tribal leaders, commission members, state and federal regulators, and other stakeholders to share and discuss information on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline project.
Agenda

March 23: The Department of Environmental Quality hosted a stakeholder meeting at the Archdale Building in Raleigh to provide information and receive feedback on the proposed pipeline project.
Agenda
Sign-in Sheet
Staff Notes
Audio File

Comments

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
Clean Water for North Carolina
Coharie Intra-Tribal Council
Commission of Indian Affairs
Environmental Protection Agency - Regions 3 and 4
National Congress of American Indians
National Trust for Historic Preservation
N.C. Coastal Federation
N.C. Department of Environmental Quality
N.C. East Alliance
NCWARN Second Supplement
North Carolina Coalition of Environmental, Justice and Community Groups
Office of Tribal Chairman, Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina
Partnership of 19 North Carolina Non-governmental Organizations
Public Interest Groups
Submitted by a partnership of 22 non-governmental organizations
Department of Public Safety
Sierra Club
Southern Environmental Law Center
Submitted in partnership with 21 organizations
The Nature Conservancy
Triangle Native American Society
Tribal Council of Haliwa-Saponi Indian Tribe
USDA, Forest Service
USDA, Forest Service - Appalachian Trail and Blue Ridge Parkway
USDA Forest Service – USDA, Forest Service - Draft Biological Assessment
USDI, Fish and Wildlife Service
USDI, Office of Environmental Policy and Compliance
USDI, National Park Service
Wildlife Resources Commission
Gwendolyn Wilkins

Maps

Atlantic Coast Pipeline Project Overview Map
Cumberland County
Halifax County
Johnston County
Nash County
Northampton County
Northwest Sampson County
Robeson County
Southwest Sampson County
Wilson County