Right-of-way maintenance agreements between Appalachian Power and landowners are available to landowners who prefer to accept responsibility for clearing the right of way crossing their property instead of Appalachian Power aerially applying herbicides.
The agreement compensates the landowner by an amount equivalent to the cost of the helicopter herbicide application, according to the release.
Herbicides used by AEP have been registered for use on rights of way by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the company says.
Customers with questions about the company's aerial maintenance program may call, toll-free, 1-800-642-3622 or write AEP at AEP, Bluefield District, 2507 Washington St., Bluefield, W.Va., 24701 or Charleston District, P.O. Box 1986, Charleston, W.Va., 25327. Complaints may also be directed to the state Department of Agriculture, Pesticide Regulatory Programs Unit in Charleston, 304-558-2209.
Reach Megan Workman at megan.work...@wvgazette.com or 304-348-5113.