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For Immediate Release: March 21, 2016

RICHMOND — The State Corporation Commission (SCC) will hold a local public hearing in July regarding an application by Dominion Virginia Power to rebuild 2.2 miles of an existing 115-kilovolt (kV) transmission line across the Rappahannock River between Lancaster and Middlesex counties.

In its application, the company proposes to replace part of the Harmony Village-Northern Neck Line #65 with a new 115-kV line approximately 110 feet east of the Robert O. Norris Bridge. For the river crossing, the proposed project would replace a total of seven existing wooden H-frame structures and 14 existing attachments to the Norris Bridge with 10 galvanized steel H-frame structures that would be located in the Rappahannock River. As proposed, Line #65 would no longer be attached to the bridge.

Transmission line details such as the approximate size of replacement structures, construction materials, and alternative routes may be found in the company’s application available from the SCC’s website. To view an unofficial copy of the company’s application, go to the SCC’s website at and select the DOCKET SEARCH feature, then click on SEARCH CASES and enter case number PUE-2016-00021.

The local public hearing will be held on July 6, 2016. One session begins at 2 p.m. and another at 7 p.m. in the auditorium of Lancaster Middle School, 191 School Street in Kilmarnock. The hearing will continue in Richmond on September 20, 2016, at 10 a.m. in the Commission’s second floor courtroom located in the Tyler Building at 1300 East Main Street in downtown Richmond. Any person wishing to comment at these hearings should arrive early and sign in with the SCC bailiff.

Written comments on the proposal must be submitted by September 13, 2016. All correspondence should be sent to the Clerk of the State Corporation Commission, Document Control Center, P.O. Box 2118, Richmond, Virginia 23218-2118, and refer to case number PUE-2016-00021.

Persons desiring to submit comments electronically may do so at the SCC’s website: Click on the PUBLIC COMMENTS/NOTICES link and then the SUBMIT COMMENTS button for case number PUE-2016-00021.


Case Number PUE-2016-00021