Mountain Valley Pipeline has requested that the FERC Director of the Office of Energy Projects issue a Notice to Proceed with all construction activities for the facilities listed in Attachment A of the request. The company asserts that they have received all permits and authorizations required under federal law to construct the project. Following issuance of the Notice to Proceed, the timing of the actual construction may vary depending upon state permits.
Mountain Valley Pipeline further requested that this Notice to Proceed be issued by March 7, 2018.
The pipeline company also submitted its weekly status report for the prior week indicating that tree felling will continue on Spread A and G. Site construction will also continue at the authorized compressor stations and interconnects in West Virginia. Road construction will continue in West Virginia. Tree Felling activity will commence on Spread F.
According to the report, there are no required schedule changes for waterbody crossings or work in other environmentally sensitive areas. Mountain Valley reported the following landowner complaint:
Issue: Received internal report of tire ruts on access road near entrance to Craig Creek Road. Resolution: Concern future traffic would track sediment onto pavement due to wet soil conditions present on a portion of the access road. Rain was forecasted so out of an abundance of caution “No Access” signs were posted at each entrance to Craig Creek Road. Straw mulch was applied by hand to the rutted area and approximately 60 feet of 12-inch compost filter sock was installed by hand at the edge of the access road between the rutted area and Craig Creek. Spread personnel were instructed the area would be “Drop off only” until further notice.
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