Mountain Valley Pipeline filed Requests for Notice to Proceed (NTP) Nos. 12 and 13 February 28.
Request for NTP No. 12 asks for permission to begin the hand-felling of trees in portions of the Jefferson National Forest in Giles and Montgomery Counties in Virginia.
MVP attached a written authorization to begin felling trees from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). The authorization from BLM indicates that they will allow tree-felling to begin between mileposts (MP) 196.26 to 198.45 in Monroe County, WV and Giles County, VA. The only exception along this stretch is 0.1 mile segment around the Appalachian National Scenic Trail (MP 196.29 to 196.39), which will be crossed in Monroe County via a boring method that will not include tree-felling.
BLM also indicates permission to begin tree-felling between mileposts 218.62 and 220.85 in Montgomery County, VA.
Request for NTP No. 13 asks FERC to allow construction to being on segments of the pipeline in Webster and Summers Counties, WV and Giles, Roanoke, and Pittsylvania Counties, VA. MVP also requests permission to proceed with construction of facilities in Wetzel, Harrison, Doddridge, Fayette, and Summers Counties, WV as well as Giles, Roanoke, and Pittsylvania Counties, VA.
MVP indicates that, while the project has received all permits and authorizations required under federal law, “the timing of the actual construction may vary depending upon state permits” following the issuance of a Notice to Proceed.
MVP requests that the NTP Nos. 12 and 13 be issued by March 1 and 2, respectively.