Appalachian Power Rights of Way

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Appalachian Power plans to maintain a portion of its power line rights of way in West Virginia through aerial application of registered herbicides. Weather permitting, the program will begin on or about June 1, 2021.
Questions about the program or information about sensitive areas near the power lines listed below, such as springs, wells, streams, lakes, ponds, orchards, crop areas, gardens, pastures, meadows, year-round dwellings, public recreation areas, and Christmas tree farms, may be directed to the company by calling toll-free 1-800-642-3622.
Right-of-way maintenance agreements between the company and landowners are available to those preferring to accept responsibility for clearing the right of way crossing their property in lieu of aerial herbicide applications. Such agreements provide for compensation equivalent to the cost of aerial herbicide maintenance, provided the work meets the company’s specifications.
Landowners desiring to enter into right-of-way maintenance agreements with Appalachian Power should call the toll-free number above, or contact the nearest office as listed below. Maps showing the location of rights of way to be maintained in their areas also are available for inspection at these offices.
Herbicides to be used have been extensively tested and are registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the West Virginia Department of Agriculture. They are glyphosate, imazapyr, metsulfuron methyl, fosamine, triclopyr, aminocyclopyrachlor and aminopyralid. All applications are performed by certified applicators.
Rights of way involved in the program are:
Hinton-Westvaco 138 kV – A transmission line on steel towers beginning at the Hinton Station off County Route 13/1 near Hinton, running northeast, passing Talcott and crossing the Summers-Monroe County line, continuing past Alderson and crossing the Monroe-Greenbrier county line. The line then continues running northeast, following the Greenbrier River and passing Ronceverte and White Sulphur Springs and ending at the West Virginia-Virginia state border.
Complaints about possible damage resulting from herbicides may be made by contacting the company at the above toll-free number or the local office listed below. Complaints may also be directed to the Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Regulatory Programs Unit, which may be contacted in Charleston at 304-558-2209.