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DEQ accepting comments on Buckingham compressor station

DEQ accepting comments on Buckingham compressor station

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The public has just over a week left to send comments to the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board regarding specific documents about a proposed Buckingham County compression station that were released since the board’s Nov. 8 and 9 meetings.

The station would serve the future Atlantic Coast Pipeline, but opponents say it would negatively impact the environment and the predominantly African-American community of Union Hill.

Written comments can involve demographics and site suitability for the station, but they may not argue permit conditions.

Additionally, the Virginia Air Pollution Control Board has said any potential future health assessments discussed at the Dec. 19 meeting will not be considered during this public comment period.

Comments should be submitted to the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s Piedmont Regional Office, Re: Buckingham Compressor Station, 4949-A Cox Rd, Glen Allen, VA 23060; by email to airdivision1@deq.virginia.gov; or fax at (804) 527-5106. All comments must be be received by DEQ before 11:59 p.m. Jan. 4. Submittals must include the names, mailing addresses and telephone numbers of the commenter, and of all persons represented by the commenter.

The date and the location for the next board meeting has not been set yet.

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