In response to conflicting reports, the Rover Pipeline would like to provide clarity on the commitments it made to historic preservation in agreement with the Ohio State Historic Preservation Office.
On Nov. 21, 2016, Rover made a more than $2.3 million-dollar contribution to the Community Historic Preservation Fund in compliance with the Memorandum of Understanding executed with the Ohio SHPO.
That payment was part of our cooperative agreement in which counties can apply for funds to be used towards the preservation of historic properties in the state of Ohio, and more specifically in the 18 counties through which Rover traverses.
This payment also included monies that are to be allocated towards an establishment of an archeological database and a one-time payment to fund positive historic achievement outcomes throughout the state.
What remains in discussions with the Ohio SHPO office and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission are requested contributions in addition to the more than $2.3 million the state received in 2016. We will continue to work with the FERC and the Ohio SHPO in order to resolve any outstanding issues.