Mission of this Site

  • Inform stakeholders about Appalachian Power's 2010 SMP Review & Update.
  • Facilitate communications with the interested public on SMP issues
  • Encourage a constructive dialog as Appalachian Power and it's appointed steering committee work to improve the Shoreline Management Plan

Commentary & Dialog

  • Included here in are "edited" comments sent to ContactUs ... they are edited for brevity and tone to promote an open and constructive dialogue ...
  • West Piedmont Planning District Commission ...  
    Posted Apr 16, 2011, 10:10 AM by Contact us
  • I would like to commend AEP ...  for creating, maintaining and enforcing rules and regulations at Smith Mountain Lake and am all in favor of having this agency continue to do so in the manner that has ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2011, 9:49 AM by Contact us
  • An Opportunity Wasted ... The stakeholders are seeking a pleasant environment where people can recreate and earn a living without being burdened by overregulation and a lack of "common sense"; where we have the ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2011, 9:31 AM by Contact us
  • FERC is biased ...  ... Having participated for the past seven years, organizing meetings, speaking with citizens, business owners, contractors, developers, government representatives and Appalachian Power, I can assure the Commission that its rules limit ...
    Posted Apr 16, 2011, 9:41 AM by Contact us
  • Tornnado Uproots Trees ... Property Owner Pays .... In July 2009, a severs class EF1 Tornado damaged over 100 trees on my property, of which 40 were below the 620’ Contour Line.  Numerous trees were snapped off, uprooted ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2011, 1:32 PM by Contact us
  • Natural Vegetation ... AEP and the army corps of engineers dammed the Roanoke and backwater rivers and flooded ALL of the NATURAL river front vegetation!! THEY created "lake front" vegetation ie. pine, popular ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2010, 5:17 AM by Contact us
  • Dock registration ... i am probably like many people who realized too late that i needed to submit documentation for my dock - we had recently built our house and were in the process ...
    Posted Dec 6, 2010, 5:12 AM by Contact us
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Latest News

  • FERC says: ALL Docks MUST Eventually CONFORM TO SMP RULES ... ... Eventually even grandfathered docks must conform with the SMP regulations in place at that time.... Read this OUTRAGEOUS FERC position and witness that it is only a matter of time ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2011, 11:48 AM by Contact us
  • CURB asks FERC Chairman to grant a meeting ... ... I respectfully again request the Commission convene a technical conference pursuant to the 18 C.F.R. § 385.601 regarding shoreline management matters at Appalachian Power Company’s Smith Mountain ...
    Posted Aug 28, 2011, 10:42 AM by Contact us
  • FERC Dismisses Rehearing Request as Premature UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 136 FERC ¶ 61,110FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION Appalachian Power Company Project No. 2210-211NOTICE DISMISSING REQUEST FOR REHEARING AS PREMATURE  (August 16, 2011)             On ...
    Posted Aug 18, 2011, 10:39 AM by Contact us
  • Bill Brush Requests Rehearing on Technical Conference Denial  ... In its SMP guidelines FERC writes: “The SMP should be monitored and reviewed on a regular basis to determine how effective it is in accomplishing the licensee's goals, and ...
    Posted Aug 8, 2011, 5:56 AM by Contact us
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What's Next



AEP released a Draft 2010 SMP allowing 30 days for comment

7 Nov 2010

AEP updated Draft 2010 SMP, included a comment matrix, and filed with the FERC

31 December 2010

FERC Issued a Public Notice allowing 30 days for comment

Comment due to FERC

17 March 2011

15 April 2011

FERC will issue Order approving SMP with an Environmental Assessment (EA)

Who the FERC knows

AEP will implement the new SMP

Upon Receipt of FERC Order


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The contributors to this site include: interested homeowners, business owners, and some members of the steering committee who want to make sure the public is fairly and completely informed in an open and unbiased forum.