- Who should I contact about tree cutting issues, especially if I believe the trees are outside of the MVP easement?
You should file a formal complaint with MVP and the FERC
. You are advised to photograph the conditions for documentation.
- Is the erosion and sedimentation review complete? If so, what were the results?
Yes. You can see the approved Erosion and Sediment Control and Stormwater Management Plan
on DEQ’s website. (Link to results)
- Who will monitor the erosion that may occur from this project?
DEQ is responsible for monitoring erosion and sediment. The Roanoke County Board of Supervisors voted not to enter into an agreement with DEQ that would have enabled County staff to coordinate on land-disturbing activities.
- What measures will be taken to prevent contamination of the Roanoke River and Spring Hollow Reservoir?
DEQ approved a variety of erosion and sediment measure to protect waterways. You can learn more on DEQ’s website
- Will the County or DEQ monitor the impacts on the rare and endangered species in the pipeline route?
Roanoke County does not have a role in monitoring impacts to rare and endangered species.
- Who will be responsible for the environmental degradation that will occur as a result of the pipeline?
In Virginia, it will primarily be DEQ and the FERC.
- What are the measures being taken for workers sanitation needs?
MVP will be responsible for providing appropriate sanitation facilities for all of its personnel throughout the project. These plans have not been shared with the County, but the County will coordinate reports of waste management violations with MVP, the FERC and the local health department.
- What plans are in place for work stoppage if further archaeological artifacts are exposed?
Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 (NHPA) requires Federal agencies to adhere to very specific requirements if artifacts are found. the FERC will be responsible for regulating any discoveries during construction. Only the FERC has authority to issue stop work orders on the permit.
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