We recognize that citizens will have many questions and concerns about this project, and we will attempt to provide information as it becomes available. Based on legal filings and conversations with company representatives, this is what we know of the project to date:
- Tree felling (Expected to start in early to mid-March)
- Erosion and sediment controls (Expected to start in mid to late April)
- Tree processing (Expected to start in mid to late April)
- Segregating the topsoil
- Building the Right-of-Way
- Stringing (trucks delivering the pipes)
- Welding (automated)
- Lowering (placing in trench)
News and Information
- MVP Requests Notice to Proceed from FERC; Request Includes Portions of Roanoke County
On February 8, 2018 MVP made its 9th Notice to Proceed request
to the FERC
for the project.This is the first request that included portions of the route within Roanoke County. The requests asks that this Notice to Proceed be issued by February 15, 2018.
- Roanoke County Staff Hosts MVP Community Meeting
On January 25, 2018 Roanoke County hosted a community meeting at Cave Spring High School. Attendees learned how Roanoke County Police and Fire & Rescue are preparing for the project, and staff answered citizen questions across a wide variety of topics. Watch the video.
- The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation Comments on Draft Treatment Plans
On January 18, 2018, The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) commented to the FERC that they agree with consulting parties' conclusion that the proposed treatments created to address adverse effects to historic properties from the construction of the MVP were inadequate. As a consulsting party, Roanoke County provided extensive comment to this effect regarding the Bent Mountain Rural and Coles-Terry Rural Historic Districts.
- FERC Issues the Programmatic Agreement for Section 106 Process
On December 20, 2017 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued the executed PA (Programmatic Agreement) that effectively completes the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) Section 106 process. Section 106 requires Federal agencies to take into account the effects of their undertakings on historic properties.
- Over Holidays, Several Federal Agencies Sign Off on MVP Project
- The State Water Control Board Approves Section 401 Water Quality Certification
On December 7, 2017, the State Water Control Board approved Virginia Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) additional Section 401 water quality certification conditions for the proposed pipeline following a two-day hearing in Richmond. For more information, see DEQ's news release or read the certification document.
- FERC Issues Order for MVP Certificate, Grants Abandonment Authority
On October 13, 2017, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) voted 2-1 to grant certificate authorizations for the Mountain Valley Pipeline.
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