FERC Issues NTP 11, Tree Felling In Blue Ridge Parkway Historic District

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has granted Mountain Valley Pipeline’s February 20, 2018 request (Request for Notice to Proceed No. 11),  to commence with the hand-felling of trees within the Blue Ridge Parkway Historic District, between mileposts 249.5 and 246.4 in Roanoke and Franklin Counties, Virginia.

>>View NTP 11 (PDF)

FERC included the standard restrictions:

“You may not conduct other construction activities, including pipeline installation, within the Blue Ridge Parkway Historic District until after Mountain Valley documents that the NPS has issued a Right-of-Way Grant for its pipeline and a notice to proceed with other construction activities.

This letter does not authorize any construction activities anywhere else within the project area, that was not previously authorized in letters from the FERC issued on January 21 and 29, and February 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, and 21, 2018. I remind you that Mountain Valley must comply with all applicable remaining terms and conditions of the Order.”

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R. Chisholm

Volunteer organizer and pipeline monitor for POWHR and Preserve Giles County. Coffee wrangler.