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SCC

The State Corporation Commission (SCC) is responsible for verifying the need, route and environmental impact of transmission lines in Virginia. Dominion Energy submitted its application regarding this project on February 29, 2016. On December 21, 2017, the Virginia State Corporation Commission issued its Final Order approving the project. The Commission found, among other things, that there is a need for the project and the rebuild will replace the transmission line currently partially attached to the Norris Bridge with an underground transmission line. Documents related to the case are made available to the public on the SCC Docket Search section of the SCC web site, in the "Search Cases" section (enter case number PUE-2016-00021). In addition, interested parties may also comment directly to the SCC by sending an email to sccinfo@scc.virginia.gov.

To learn more about this process, view our SCC process map.

Application Documents

Supplemental Filing

In accordance with the Hearing Examiner’s July 22 and August 3, 2016 rulings, Dominion Energy filed with the State Corporation Commission supplemental testimony and analysis regarding two additional rebuild configurations raised by case participant William Barnhardt. These two options are currently under consideration for approval in the case, in addition to the Company’s proposal and two alternatives included in its initial application filing.

Procedural Schedule

The following are the key dates and developments related to the SCC review timeline. For the most up-to-date and full listing of motions, rulings and other related documents, please refer to the SCC docket for this case.

Key Dates

  • December 21, 2017 - The Virginia State Corporation Commission issued its Final Order approving the project
  • September 18, 2017 - Company response to Hearing Examiner’s report and recommendations
  • August 21, 2017 - Hearing Examiner issues report and recommendations (Part 1, Part 2)
  • April 18, 2017 - Public Evidentiary Hearing (formerly March 15) - 10 a.m., in the Commission's second floor courtroom located in the Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219
  • April 18, 2017 - Public Comment Period Ends
  • March 15, 2017 - Public Hearing, 10am, Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219
  • March 2, 2017 - Company Rebuttal Testimony due
  • February 7, 2017 - Staff Testimony due
  • January 30, 2017 - Respondent Testimony due
  • December 12, 2016 - Hearing Examiner rules to revise procedural schedule
  • October 31, 2016 - Company submitted supplemental testimony on its review of the two additional construction options per the July 22nd order.
  • September 20, 2016 - Public Hearing, 10 a.m., Tyler Building, 1300 East Main Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219
  • August 3, 2016 - Hearing Examiner rules to revise procedural schedule
  • July 22, 2016 - Hearing Examiner rules for further analysis to be conducted on two additional construction options
  • July 6, 2016 - Local Public Hearing, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the auditorium at Lancaster Middle School, 191 School Street, Kilmarnock, Virginia 22482
  • June 7, 2016 - Notice of Participation due
  • March 18, 2016 - The SCC has issued an Order for Notice and Public Hearing which sets the procedural schedule for this case

SCC Approved Routes

  • Detailed Route Map: Underground Route (as of Feb. 29, 2016) - The underwater route approved shall use high-pressure, fluid-filled ("HPFF") cables installed below the riverbed by a horizontal directional drill ("HDD") construction method.

Routes previously under SCC consideration

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