§5D-1-7. Authority may construct, finance, maintain, etc.,
natural gas transmission projects and facilities.
To accomplish the public policies and purposes and to meet the
responsibility of the state as set forth in this article, the West
Virginia public energy authority may initiate, acquire, construct,
reconstruct, enlarge, maintain, repair, improve, furnish, equip,
lease or rent, and operate natural gas transmission projects at
such locations or areas within the state as may be determined by
the authority: Provided,
That at least thirty days prior to
exercising any such power, the authority shall provide written
notice to any local natural gas distribution company or to any
company that transports natural gas in intrastate or interstate
commerce, which would experience a direct loss of sales to an end-
user presently served by such company as a result of such natural
gas transmission project. For purposes of this article, notice
shall be given either by personal delivery thereof to the affected
company to be so notified, or by depositing such notice in the
United States mail, postage prepaid, in an envelope addressed to
such affected company.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2016 Regular Session
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