a resolution to approve
sEAM08-CR-001: dominion transmission, inc. compressor station special
Transmission, Inc., Owner, is seeking to amend a previously approved
Category 20 Special Exception; and
WHEREAS, on March 15, 2004, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors
approved a Category 20 Special Exception and Comprehensive Plan
Conformance Determination in accordance with the Code of Virginia,
Section 15.2-2232 to allow for the construction of a Gas Compressor
WHEREAS, to meet demand, the applicant is now seeking expansions on two
existing buildings to allow for an additional turbine and auxiliary
September 27, 2007, the Fauquier County Planning Commission held a
public hearing on the proposed Special Exception; and
September 27, 2007, the Fauquier County Planning Commission recommended
approval of the application, subject to conditions included below; and
November 8, 2007, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors conducted a
public hearing and considered written and oral testimony; and
November 8, 2007, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors concurred
with the Planning Commission and determined that the application
satisfies the standards of Zoning Ordinance Articles 5-006, 5-2001 and
5-2002; now, therefore, be it
the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 8th day of
November 2007, That SPEX08-CR-001 be, and is hereby, approved, subject
to the following conditions:
This Amended Special Exception (SPEX08-CR-001) is granted for and
runs with the land indicated in this application and is not
transferable to other land.
This Amended Special Exception is granted only for the purpose(s),
structure(s), and/or uses indicated on the Amended Special Exception
Plat titled “Amended Special Exception Plat” prepared by Dewberry &
Davis, LLC, dated September 26, 2003 and revised August 16, 2007
approved with the application, as qualified by these development
- A Site Plan
Amendment shall be required.
- All applicable
federal and state permit approvals shall be required prior to
approval of the Site Plan Amendment.
- In accord with
Section 5-2002.2. of the Zoning Ordinance no land or building shall
be used for storage of materials other than those associated with
- All culverts shall
be sized for the 10-year storm with 12” of freeboard, but shall be
no less than 15” in diameter.
- Verification from
VEPCO that the proposed construction will be allowed in their
right-of-way shall be required prior to Site Plan approval.
- Lighting and noise
levels shall meet applicable County performance standards and
requirements contained in Article 9 of the Zoning Ordinance.
- The entrance shall
be paved for at least 25 feet into the property and be 30 feet wide.
- A VDOT entrance
permit has been obtained and modification to the permit shall not be
necessarily associated with this Special Exception Amendment.
- The entire
facility, including the Measuring and Regulating Facility, shall be
completely fenced and screened with a mix of evergreen trees and
shrubs (recommend that the plant choices include deer tolerant
plants). This fencing and screening shall remain in place and be
maintained by the applicant.
- The area of
disturbance associated with the Site Plan Amendment shall be less
than 10,000 square feet and limited to the originally developed 4.5
- The remainder of
the property, approximately 26.13 acres (of the 30.63 acres boundary
line adjusted), shall be made available to the Benders or others for
farming as long as the parcel remains in the Southern Fauquier
Agricultural and Forestal District.
- The applicant
shall have one (1) year from the approval of the Site Plan to
commence construction of the use.
- The Facility shall
be permitted as a natural gas compressor facility in accordance with
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) regulations, but
in no case shall annual emissions for nitrogen oxide (NO2)
exceed 24 tons per year without a Special Exception Amendment. The
Applicant will not seek from the DEQ any future permit modifications
that will allow the Facility to emit more than 24 tons of NO2
increase in the operating conditions or facility expansions which (i)
are beyond what is depicted on the Special Exception Amendment
plat and contained within the application materials, and (ii) require
modification of the DEQ permitted annual emissions for the facility, as
depicted on the Special Exception plat, shall require an amendment to
the Special Exception. However, changes in regulations promulgated by
DEQ or the Environmental Protection Agency requiring compliance with
stricter environmental standards, even if they require modifications to
the facility, shall be permitted without amendment to this Special
The number of employees shall be limited to two.
Any new areas in the parking lot shall be constructed with a
pervious surface, including the area on the Amended Special Exception
labeled “paved area.” (For this project, gravel is considered