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Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Atlantic Coast Pipeline Amendment, Supply Header, and ACP-Piedmont Lease

Project Information
Sector: Pipelines
Project Category: 
FAST-41 Covered Projects
Project Status: 
In Progress
Description: 

This project consists of four proposals:  Atlantic Coast Pipeline (Docket No. CP15-554-000), Atlantic Coast Pipeline Amendment (Docket No. CP15-554-001), Supply Header (Docket No. CP15-555-000), and ACP-Piedmont Lease (Docket No. CP15-556-000).  Atlantic Coast Pipeline would increase natural gas transportation service by 1.5 Bcf/d in West Virginia, Virginia, and North Carolina through:  (1) construction of 564 miles of pipeline; and (2) three new natural gas compressor stations.  The Atlantic Coast Pipeline Amendment, filed 03/14/2016, amends the Atlantic Coast Pipeline application by adding construction of 80 miles of new natural gas pipeline and revising the pipeline route to include U.S. Forest Service land.  Supply Header would provide 1.5 Bcf/d of additional natural gas transportation service to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline through:  (1) construction of 37.5 miles of natural gas pipeline; and (2) additional capacity at three existing compressor stations in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  The ACP-Piedmont Lease consists of a proposal to lease capacity on an existing pipeline in North Carolina, which will be used by Atlantic Coast Pipeline.

Project Application and Supporting Documents

Federal Agency Actions

FERC Litigation

  • None filed.

 

State Agency Permitting Timetable for Atlantic Coast Pipeline, Atlantic Coast Pipeline Amendment, Supply Header, and ACP-Piedmont Lease
Responsible State AgencyFederal Permit/ReviewIntermediate Completion DateFinal Completion DateDescription Field
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Coastal Zone Management ProgramSection 307 CZMA ReviewN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural ResourcesSection 307 CZMA ReviewN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
West Virginia Division of Culture and HistorySection 106 NHPA Cultural Resources ReviewN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Virginia Department of Historical ResourcesSection 106 NHPA Cultural Resources ReviewN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
North Carolina State Historic Preservation OfficeSection 106 NHPA Cultural Resources ReviewN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau for Historic PreservationSection 106 NHPA Cultural Resources ReviewN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste ManagementSection 401 CWA Review - Water Quality CertificationN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Water DivisionSection 401 CWA Review - Water Quality CertificationN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources,  Division of Water ResourcesSection 401 CWA Review - Water Quality CertificationN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Point and Non-Point Source ManagementSection 401 CWA Review - Water Quality CertificationN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste ManagementSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Stormwater General PermitN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Water DivisionSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Stormwater General PermitN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Division of Energy, Mineral, and Land ResourcesSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Stormwater General PermitN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste ManagementSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Hydrostatic Test Discharge PermitN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Water DivisionSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Hydrostatic Test Discharge PermitN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Point and Non-Point Source ManagementSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Hydrostatic Test Discharge PermitN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air QualityTitle V CAA Review - Operating Permit for Air EmissionsN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Air DivisionTitle V CAA Review - Operating Permit for Air EmissionsN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources - Division of Air QualityTitle V CAA Review - Operating Permit for Air EmissionsN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Bureau of Air QualityTitle V CAA Review - Operating Permit for Air EmissionsN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016) provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."

 

Last updated July 31, 2017

Permitting Timeline

Action Agency Target Completion Status
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 10/02/2015
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
In Progress
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission In Progress
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Milestones:
Issuance of Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Scoping
Official Notice of Availability of a Draft EIS published in the Federal Register
Complete 01/09/2017
Target: 12/30/2016
Official Notice of Availability of a Final EIS published in the Federal Register
Complete 07/28/2017
Target: 07/21/2017
Official Notice of Availability of a Supplemental Draft EIS published in the Federal Register
N/A
Official Notice of Availability of a Supplemental Final EIS published in the Federal Register
N/A
Issuance of Record of Decision or combined Final EIS / Record of Decision
In Progress
Issuance of an Amended Record of Decision
N/A
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission In Progress
Endangered Species Act Consultation - NOAA-NMFS
Milestones:
Date of Request for formal consultation received
Complete 05/12/2017
Consultation Initiation Date
Complete 06/15/2017
Final Biological Opinion Issued
In Progress
Target: 10/28/2017
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 10/28/2017 In Progress
NPS Permit
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
National Park Service 09/28/2017 In Progress
Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 09/17/2015
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
In Progress
Target: 06/30/2017
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
In Progress
Target: 12/27/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory (Cooperating under NEPA) 12/27/2017 In Progress
Section 10 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 09/17/2015
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
In Progress
Target: 06/30/2017
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
In Progress
Target: 12/27/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory (Cooperating under NEPA) 12/27/2017 In Progress
Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 09/21/2015
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
In Progress
Target: 06/30/2017
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
In Progress
Target: 12/27/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory (Cooperating under NEPA) 12/27/2017 In Progress
Section 10 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 09/21/2015
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
In Progress
Target: 06/30/2017
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
In Progress
Target: 12/27/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory (Cooperating under NEPA) 12/27/2017 In Progress
Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
Publication of Public Notice
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory (Cooperating under NEPA) 12/27/2017 In Progress
Section 10 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
Publication of Public Notice
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory (Cooperating under NEPA) 12/27/2017 In Progress
Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
Publication of Public Notice
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory (Cooperating under NEPA) 12/27/2017 In Progress
Section 10 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
Publication of Public Notice
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory (Cooperating under NEPA) 12/27/2017 In Progress
Endangered Species Act Consultation - FWS
Milestones:
Date of Request for formal consultation received
Complete 07/21/2017
Target: 07/21/2017
Consultation Initiation Date
Complete 07/21/2017
Target: 07/21/2017
Final Biological Opinion Issued
In Progress
Target: 12/03/2017
Fish and Wildlife Service (Cooperating under FAST-41), (Cooperating under NEPA) 12/03/2017 In Progress
Special Use Permit (FS)
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
In Progress
Target: 10/21/2017
Notice to proceed
N/A
Review Terminated with no decision
N/A
US Forest Service (Cooperating under NEPA) 10/21/2017 In Progress
Special Use Permit (FS)
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
In Progress
Target: 10/21/2017
Notice to proceed
N/A
Review Terminated with no decision
N/A
US Forest Service (Cooperating under NEPA) 10/21/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
State, Local, Tribal, or Other Non-Federal Action
Milestones:
Initial application received
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
09/28/2017 In Progress
Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Permit
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 04/19/2017
Completed application received
N/A
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Planned
Target: 12/01/2017
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
Fish and Wildlife Service 12/01/2017 In Progress
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