MVP Status Report No. 20 Features Seven Landowner Complaints

Mountain Valley Pipeline filed their Weekly Status Report No. 20 March 26. The report includes information from the period between March 10 and March 16.

The report included a total of 16 self-reported Environmental Compliance Reports — 15 Problem Area Reports (PARs) on Spread B and one Noncompliance Report (NCR) on Spread G.

MVP’s report also included seven landowner complaints — one on Spread A, two on Spread G, three on Spread H, and one on Spread I. Among the concerns of landowners are complaints of trees falling outside of the limit of disturbance, trees breaking fences on property as they fall, surveyors leaving property gates open, and letters being sent with inaccurate property descriptions.

Attached to the filing are construction reports indicating the percentage of completion of each stage of construction on each spread, compressor station site, and interconnect site.

MVP indicated that, over the next reporting period, tree felling will continue on Spreads A, B, C, F, G, and H, site construction will continue at the authorized compressor stations and interconnects in West Virginia, and road construction will continue in West Virginia.

MVP Weekly Status Report No. 20

FERC Environmental Compliance Monitoring Report Feb 25-Mar 3

FERC released a third Environmental Compliance Monitoring Program weekly summary reports for the Mountain Valley Pipeline March 22. The report details activities from the period of February 25 to March 3.

For the time period covered in the report, FERC monitors issued 25 reports labeled “acceptable,” 14 communication reports, one approved level one variance, and one approved level two variance. The Compliance Monitors inspected the following activities:

  • Spread A – Observed tree climber clearing crews and timber felling activities within Spread A.
  • Spread B – Coordinated with Environmental Inspectors regarding the placement of signage for sensitive environmental features; identified access roads and took pre-construction photographs of sensitive environmental resources along the project right-of way; observed staking crews, evidence of landowner logging near MP 58.7; identified low water crossings.
  • Spread C – Met with Environmental Inspectors and West Virginia Department of Environmental Quality staff regarding logging activity and issues with access road AR-09- 001; observed installation of signage along access roads, survey, and staking of boundaries of approved construction.
  • Spread D – Coordinated with Environmental Inspectors; observed landowner logging activity near waterbody S-E52; observed survey and staking crews and sign installation; attended a tree felling safety training.
  • Spread E – Coordinated with Environmental Inspectors and attended safety training; reviewed alignment sheets; observed survey, staking, and wetland delineation crews.
  • Spread F – Coordinated with Lead Environmental Inspector regarding a potential resource at MP 182.6; met with members of the Karst Mitigation Team and reviewed the Karst Mitigation Plan; observed survey and staking crews; followed up with Environmental Inspectors regarding tree felling crews that have been cutting and felling trees outside of the limits of disturbance.
  • Spread G – Inspected tree felling (hand felling) activities; located and identified right-of-way crossings and access roads.
  • Spread H – No substantive activity conducted by Mountain Valley.
  • Spread I – No substantive activity conducted by Mountain Valley. Compliance Monitor became familiar with the Project area and permit requirements.

The Compliance Monitors also inspected construction activities at the Harris, Bradshaw, and Stallworth Compressor Stations.

>> FERC Environmental Compliance Report Feb 25-Mar 3

FERC Releases Environmental Compliance Monitoring Reports for MVP

FERC released two Environmental Compliance Monitoring Program weekly summary reports for the Mountain Valley Pipeline March 14. The reports detail monitoring from the weeks of February 10-17 and February 18-24, filed almost a month after the monitoring itself took place.

Each report includes summaries of Communication Reports, Problem Area Reports, Noncompliance Reports, and Variance Requests, as well as a general progress report.

Environmental Compliance Report: Feb 10-17

For the report covering February 10-17, FERC monitors issued 19 acceptable reports and 14 communication reports while inspected the following activities:

  • Spread A – Observed staking of access roads and work areas and hand felling of timber within the first nine miles of the project route in Wetzel County.
  • Spread B – Observed survey and non-project related logging activities at MP49.55 and MP 63.6; took pre-construction photographs of sensitive environmental resources and project access roads.
  • Spread C – Observed survey, staking, and signage of access roads and boundaries of approved construction; observed wetland and waterbody delineation.
  • Spread D – Observed survey and staking of extra workspaces, right-of-way limits, center line, wetlands, and waterbodies.
  • Spread E – No activity.
  • Spread F – Inspected access roads and environmentally sensitive areas.
  • Spread G – Identified and inspected right-of-way road crossings.
  • Spread H – No activity.
  • Spread I – No activity.

The Compliance Monitors also inspected construction activities at the Harris, Bradshaw, and Stallworth Compressor Stations and Spread C laydown yard.

>> FERC Environmental Compliance Report Feb 10-Feb 17

Environmental Compliance Report: Feb 18-24

For the report covering February 18-24, FERC monitors issued 16 acceptable reports and 11 communication reports while inspecting the following activities:

  • Spread A – Observed tree cutting crews and timber felling activities within Spread A.
  • Spread B – Identified access roads and took pre-construction photographs of sensitive environmental resources along the project right-of-way.
  • Spread C – Observed installation of signage along access roads, survey, and staking of boundaries of approved construction; observed wetland and waterbody delineation; confirmed that a logging company has cleared land near access roads AR-90.1 and AR90.02.
  • Spread D – No activity.
  • Spread E – No activity.
  • Spread F – Followed up on a hunting cabin, water wells, and a potential cultural resource site along access road MVP-MO-214. No additional follow up was required. Verified with the Lead Environmental Inspector access roads for Spread F.
  • Spread G – Inspected tree felling (hand felling) activities between Big Stony Creek (MP 202.2) and permanent access road 241.1; located and identified right-of-way crossings and access roads.
  • Spread H – Inspected location at MP 246.5 regarding a Level 2 Variance Request to cut eight (8) pine trees outside and adjacent to the limits of disturbance.
  • Spread I – Coordinated with Environmental Inspectors; became familiar with project access roads.

The Compliance Monitors also inspected construction activities at the Harris and Stallworth Compressor Stations and the two potential laydown yards on Spread C, as well as laydown yards MVP-LY-030 and MVP-LY-050.

>> FERC Environmental Compliance Report Feb 18-Feb 24