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On January 7, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals remanded an air permit to the Air Pollution Control Board (APCB) for the Buckingham County compressor station, which is part of the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline. The permit was remanded to the APCB to address electrical compression as part of the BACT analysis, and the potential for disproportionate health impacts in a predominantly African-American community, Union Hill.

This permit was a minor NSR permit issued by Virginia, and the ability to appeal to the Fourth Circuit is due to a linkage from the Natural Gas Act which applies to the pipeline. Due to this uncommon linkage, potential impacts on projects that are not subject to the Natural Gas Act are not clear at this time, and Trinity continues to follow these potential future impacts. Here is a copy of the case document.

If you have questions, please contact the Trinity Virginia office at (540) 342-5945.