US Army Corps of Engineers
Norfolk District

Dominion Power Surry-Skiffes Creek-Whealton EIS

Published Aug. 6, 2019

Project Overview

The Norfolk District is performing an Environmental Impact Study for a Dominion Energy permit to construct a new high voltage aerial electrical transmission line, known as the Surry-Skiffes Creek -Whealton project.  The project consists of three components; (1) Surry – Skiffes Creek 500 kilovolt (kV) aerial transmission line, (2) Skiffes Creek 500 kV – 230 kV – 115 kV Switching Station, and (3) Skiffes Creek – Whealton 230 kV aerial transmission line.  In total, the proposed project will permanently impact 2712 square feet (0.06 acres) of subaqueous river bottom and 281 square feet (0.01 acres) of non-tidal wetlands, and convert 0.56 acres of palustrine forested wetlands to scrub shrub non-tidal wetlands. 

Why is USACE Involved

Transmission lines will cross several Section 10 waterways, in addition to structures being built in the James River, as well as structural discharges occurring in non-tidal wetlands regulated under Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The activities required a Corps permit pursuant to Section 10 of the Rivers and Harbor Act and Section 404 of the Clean Water Act regulations.

The Process

  • Notice of intent
    • Once an EIS is determined to be necessary, a notice of intent must be published in the Federal Register. - Completed June 21, 2019
       
  • Scoping Meeting
    • The purpose of this meeting is to solicit feedback regarding the framework and content of the EIS from agencies, the public, and other interested parties. - Conducted July 17, 2019
       
  • Draft EIS 
    • The Draft EIS will be developed in accordance with feedback from the Scoping Meeting. The Corps of Engineers will be responsible for defining final EIS content to be evaluated. - Anticipated late fall 2019
       
  • Public Notice/Public Comment for Draft EIS
    •  Public Notice of Draft EIS availability will be published to allow for Public Comments. The Corps of Engineers will compile and address substantive comments and incorporate them into the Final EIS - Anticipated early winter 2019
       
  • Final EIS
    • The Final EIS will be developed and will include a response to substantive comments. - Anticipated late winter/early spring 2020
       
  • Public Notice/Public Comment for Final EIS
    • A Public Notice of Final EIS availability will be published to allow for Public Comments. The Corps of Engineers will compile and address comments, and if needed, amend the Final EIS. - Anticipated spring 2020
       
  • Record of Decision
    •  
      A Record of Decision will be issued that explains the Corps of Engineers’ decision, the alternatives considered, and the plan for mitigation and monitoring, if needed. - Anticipated early summer 2020
 

Displays and handouts from Scoping Meeting

Fact Sheet

History of Skiffes Creek Project Graphic
History of Skiffes Creek Project Graphic
History of Skiffes Creek Project Graphic
Photo By: Norfolk District
VIRIN: 190715-A-A1420-1009
History of Skiffes Creek Project Graphic
History of Skiffes Creek Project with Map
History of Skiffes Creek Project with Map
Photo By: Norfolk District
VIRIN: 190715-A-A1420-1008
History of Skiffes Creek Project Graphic
What is an EIS for Skiffes Creek
What is an EIS for Skiffes Creek Graphic
Photo By: Norfolk District
VIRIN: 190715-A-A1420-1006
History of Skiffes Creek Project Graphic
EIS Anticipated Schedule Skiffes Creek Graphic
EIS Anticipated Schedule Skiffes Creek Graphic
Photo By: Norfolk District
VIRIN: 190715-A-A1420-1007
Skiffes Creek Alternatives Graphic 2
Skiffes Creek Alternatives Graphic 2
Skiffes Creek Alternatives Graphic 2
Photo By: Norfolk District
VIRIN: 190715-A-A1420-1010
Skiffes Creek Alternatives Graphic 1
Skiffes Creek Alternatives Graphic 1
Skiffes Creek Alternatives Graphic 1
Photo By: Norfolk District
VIRIN: 190715-A-A1420-1011
History of Skiffes Creek Project Graphic
Skiffes Creek Cultural Resources Graphic
Skiffes Creek Cultural Resources Graphic
Photo By: Norfolk District
VIRIN: 190715-A-A1420-1005


Images of the power lines 

This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers  through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers  through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Carters Grove Plantation Shoreline
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190820-A-OI229-0006
 
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers  through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers  through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Carters Grove Plantation Shoreline
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190820-A-OI229-0008
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers  through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers  through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Carters Grove Plantation Shoreline
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190820-A-OI229-0009
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers  through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers  through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Carters Grove Plantation Shoreline
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190820-A-OI229-0010
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers  through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers  through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Carters Grove Plantation Shoreline
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190820-A-OI229-0012
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers  through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers  through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Carters Grove Plantation Shoreline
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190820-A-OI229-0013
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers  through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers  through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Carters Grove Plantation Shoreline
This image was taken along the shoreline at 37,11'58.24"N 76,37'26.03"W, which is on the Carters Grove Plantation property. A 75mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190820-A-OI229-0014

This photograph was taken from the middle of the back patio of the Carters Grove Plantation at   37°12'24.64"N;   76°37'29.51"W. A 70mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This photograph was taken from the middle of the back patio of the Carters Grove Plantation at 37°12'24.64"N; 76°37'29.51"W. A 70mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This photograph was taken from the middle of the back patio of the Carters Grove Plantation at   37°12'24.64"N;   76°37'29.51"W. A 70mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
View from the back patio of the Carters Grove Plantation
This photograph was taken from the middle of the back patio of the Carters Grove Plantation at 37°12'24.64"N; 76°37'29.51"W. A 70mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190820-A-OI229-0041
This photograph was taken from the middle of the back patio of the Carters Grove Plantation at   37°12'24.64"N;   76°37'29.51"W. A 70mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This photograph was taken from the middle of the back patio of the Carters Grove Plantation at 37°12'24.64"N; 76°37'29.51"W. A 70mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This photograph was taken from the middle of the back patio of the Carters Grove Plantation at   37°12'24.64"N;   76°37'29.51"W. A 70mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
View from the back patio of the Carters Grove Plantation
This photograph was taken from the middle of the back patio of the Carters Grove Plantation at 37°12'24.64"N; 76°37'29.51"W. A 70mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190820-A-OI229-0043
This photograph was taken from the middle of the back patio of the Carters Grove Plantation at   37°12'24.64"N;   76°37'29.51"W. A 70mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This photograph was taken from the middle of the back patio of the Carters Grove Plantation at 37°12'24.64"N; 76°37'29.51"W. A 70mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
This photograph was taken from the middle of the back patio of the Carters Grove Plantation at   37°12'24.64"N;   76°37'29.51"W. A 70mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
View from the back patio of the Carters Grove Plantation
This photograph was taken from the middle of the back patio of the Carters Grove Plantation at 37°12'24.64"N; 76°37'29.51"W. A 70mm focal length was used as this best matched up the size of the towers through the viewfinder on a full frame camera with what the human eye was seeing at the location.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190820-A-OI229-0042

This photograph is from the field next to the main house at Carters Grove Plantation at  37°12'26.95"N;  76°37'33.16"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
This photograph is from the field next to the main house at Carters Grove Plantation at 37°12'26.95"N; 76°37'33.16"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
This photograph is from the field next to the main house at Carters Grove Plantation at  37°12'26.95"N;  76°37'33.16"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
View from the field next to the main house at Carters Grove Plantation
This photograph is from the field next to the main house at Carters Grove Plantation at 37°12'26.95"N; 76°37'33.16"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190820-A-OI229-0079
 
This photograph is from the field next to the main house at Carters Grove Plantation at  37°12'26.95"N;  76°37'33.16"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
This photograph is from the field next to the main house at Carters Grove Plantation at 37°12'26.95"N; 76°37'33.16"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
This photograph is from the field next to the main house at Carters Grove Plantation at  37°12'26.95"N;  76°37'33.16"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
View from the field next to the main house at Carters Grove Plantation
This photograph is from the field next to the main house at Carters Grove Plantation at 37°12'26.95"N; 76°37'33.16"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190820-A-OI229-0080
This photograph is from the field next to the main house at Carters Grove Plantation at  37°12'26.95"N;  76°37'33.16"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
This photograph is from the field next to the main house at Carters Grove Plantation at 37°12'26.95"N; 76°37'33.16"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
This photograph is from the field next to the main house at Carters Grove Plantation at  37°12'26.95"N;  76°37'33.16"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
View from the field next to the main house at Carters Grove Plantation
This photograph is from the field next to the main house at Carters Grove Plantation at 37°12'26.95"N; 76°37'33.16"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190820-A-OI229-0081

This photo is a view of the the Skiffes Creek power lines from the Colonial Parkway at  37°13'10.75"N;  76°41'55.54"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
This photo is a view of the the Skiffes Creek power lines from the Colonial Parkway at 37°13'10.75"N; 76°41'55.54"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
This photo is a view of the the Skiffes Creek power lines from the Colonial Parkway at  37°13'10.75"N;  76°41'55.54"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
View of the the Skiffes Creek power lines from the Colonial Parkway
This photo is a view of the the Skiffes Creek power lines from the Colonial Parkway at 37°13'10.75"N; 76°41'55.54"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190820-A-OI229-0099
This photo is a view of the Skiffes Creek power lines from the Colonial Parkway at  37°13'10.75"N;  76°41'55.54"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
This photo is a view of the Skiffes Creek power lines from the Colonial Parkway at 37°13'10.75"N; 76°41'55.54"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
This photo is a view of the Skiffes Creek power lines from the Colonial Parkway at  37°13'10.75"N;  76°41'55.54"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
View of the Skiffes Creek power lines from the Colonial Parkway
This photo is a view of the Skiffes Creek power lines from the Colonial Parkway at 37°13'10.75"N; 76°41'55.54"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190820-A-OI229-0098
This photo is a view of the Skiffes Creek power lines from the Colonial Parkway at  37°13'10.75"N;  76°41'55.54"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
This photo is a view of the Skiffes Creek power lines from the Colonial Parkway at 37°13'10.75"N; 76°41'55.54"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
This photo is a view of the Skiffes Creek power lines from the Colonial Parkway at  37°13'10.75"N;  76°41'55.54"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
View of the Skiffes Creek power lines from the Colonial Parkway
This photo is a view of the Skiffes Creek power lines from the Colonial Parkway at 37°13'10.75"N; 76°41'55.54"W. A 70mm focal length was used, as this best matched up what the human eye was seeing and what was being viewed through the viewfinder of a full frame camera.
Photo By: Patrick Bloodgood
VIRIN: 190820-A-OI229-0100


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Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)?
An EIS is an in-depth analysis of the environmental impact of a proposed action that is carried out or regulated by the federal government and is required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) where that action may have significant impacts on the quality of the human environment. In this case, the EIS will be an in-depth re-analysis of the Surry-Skiffes Creek–Whealton Transmission Line Project that will provide the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) with additional information, including an effects and impacts analysis to support a reconsideration of the 2017 approval.

Why is an EIS different than an Environmental Assessment (EA)?
An Environmental Assessment (EA) is a concise document that briefly provides sufficient evidence and analysis for determining whether a project will have significant impacts on the human environment and allows compliance with NEPA when no EIS is necessary.  If it is determined that significant environmental impacts to the human environment may occur, than an EIS is required.  The EIS is a detailed written statement which serves as an action-forcing device to ensure compliance with NEPA while providing full and fair discussion of significant environmental impacts.

What is the Process of an EIS?
After determining the need for an EIS a Notice of Intent to prepare a draft is issued and posted in the federal register.  The next step includes scoping which solicits comments from agencies and the public.  These comments are used to inform the preparation of a draft EIS which will be public noticed for additional comments that will be used to prepare a final EIS (FEIS).  After the FEIS has been prepared it will be published in the federal register, and a final round of commenting will be provided.  Comments will be compiled and if necessary the FEIS would be amended.  At the end of the process a Record of Decision (ROD) will be issued, explaining the Corps decision.

How long will it take to finalize the EIS?
We do not have a set timeframe for completing the EIS, we will do a comprehensive and thorough evaluation of the project to render a quality decision that is based in the best science and engineering available to us.

Are you starting from scratch or can you use from the EA process?
Previous information that remains relevant will be used to help facilitate the preparation of an EIS.

Where can I comment on the EIS?
Opportunities to comment will available during scoping and notification of both a Draft and Final EIS development.  Comments on this project should be in writing and can be sent by either email to randy.l.steffey@usace.army.mil, or by regular mail, addressed to the Norfolk District, Corps of Engineers (ATTN: CENAO-WRR), 803 Front Street, Norfolk, Virginia  23510-1011

How many opportunities will the public have to participate/offer comment in the EIS process?
Opportunities to comment will available during scoping and notification of both a Draft and Final EIS development. 

Why did the Corps not complete an EIS in the first place?
We followed our environmental processes and regulations and came up with a determination that an Environmental Assessment was sufficient in terms of evaluating the impacts to the human environment.  The courts have disagreed and we are now in the process of performing an Environmental Impact Statement.

Who is involved in the EIS process?
Provisions of Executive Order 13807 (“One Federal Decision”) apply to this project.  One Federal Decision is intended to streamline federal permitting processes, including environmental reviews and authorization decisions, for major infrastructure projects.  In accordance with 40 CFR 1501 and the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) guidance, the Corps has identified NOAA Fisheries and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service as having authorization decision responsibilities in this action and therefore has invited them to be cooperating agencies in the preparation of the EIS.  Additionally, the Corps has invited the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, National Park Service, and United States Coast Guard as having special expertise important in the review of this action and therefore has invited them to serve as cooperating agencies in the EIS.  As the lead federal agency, the Corps will also coordinate with the public and other state and local agencies and Tribes in order to evaluate the range of actions, alternatives, direct, indirect, and cumulative impacts of the proposed project.

Section 106 National Historic Preservation Act

Consultation and Public Involvement Plan
Area of Potential Effect (APE)   Eligibility Concurrence

Direct

Archeological

Indirect

Architectural


Trails & Landscape            

Final List of Historic Properties for Effects Considerations

Keeper CAJO DOE Coordination

 Final List of Historic Properties 

Keeper Decision

Description of Historic Properties Potentially Effected

Underwater Archaeological



 Viewshed Simulations  Effects Assessments

Surry Interactive Simulations (Dominion)

 Dominion Consolidated Effects Report

National Trust Animation (NTHP)

 NPS Visual Analysis Report

River Views Methodology Simulations

Identified Resources and Corresponding Effect Determinations

Dominion's Comparison of NTHP Animation Video and Truescape's Photo/Simulations

           VDHR Effect Determination Concurrence 2-17-2016

 Resolution Adverse Effects

 Dominion Severity of Impacts on Historic Properties

         Draft MOA 12-30-2015

         Response to MOA Comments 3-30-2016     National Historic Landmark
         Draft MOA 6-13-2016

National Historic Landmark (Carters Grove) Coordination

         Dominion Mitigation Correlation White Paper

Response to MOA Comments 12-09-16

 Heritage Tourism

Draft MOA 12-07-16

          Heritage Tourism Data

Draft MOA Attachments 12-07-16

 

Dominion Context Document 12-09-16

    

Response to MOA Comments 3-1-2017

 

Final Draft MOA 3-17-2017

 

Dominion Context Document 3-17-2017

 

Final MOA 4-24-2017

 
          Executed MOA  

 

Contacts

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Additional Federal Agency Comments

Advisory Council on Historic Preservation
2017-05-02 2017-05-02
2017-04-11 2017-01-11 
2016-07-26   2016-05-03
2016-03-02 2016-01-29
2015-12-10 2015-06-19
2015-04-17 2014-06-04
   
 Joint Base Langley-Eustis
 2015-08-31  2016-08-15
   
 US Navy Region Mid-Atlantic
2015-08-10  
   
National Park Service
2017-01-12 2016-12-09
2016-10-13  2016-07-27
2016-07-05 2016-06-07
2016-03-25 2016-03-16
2016-02-11 2016-02-03
2016-01-26 2015-12-14
2015-12-04 2015-10-22
2015-07-10 2015-07-24
2015-06-10 2015-06-19
2015-02-19 2015-01-15
2014-09-08 2014-06-12 
   
Veterans Affairs - Hampton
2016-07-11  
   
Yorktown Naval Weapons Station
2016-07-11  
   
National Park Service American Battlefield Protection Program
2015-01-15 2014-06-12 
   
 Environmental Protection Agency
2013-09-27  
   
U.S. Coast Guard
2013-12-13  
         
Secretary of the Interior
2017-01-17 NAO Response to DOI 2017-03-20
2017-03-30         
   
Council on Environmental Quality  
2017-04-14  
2017-01-19 NAO Response to CEQ 2017-03-22