Mountain Valley Pipeline Information
If you think you might be affected by a proposed natural gas or hydroelectric project regulated by the Commission, you have certain rights. These rights range from being able to look at project correspondence to becoming an intervener and being able to appeal any FERC decisions in federal court. Please click the following link for additional information: https://www.ferc.gov/resources/get-involved.asp
Franklin County has been identified as a possible route for the Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline project. Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline's website is https://www.mountainvalleypipeline.info/. Updates will be posted as information becomes available.
For the most up-to-date maps of the proposed route currently available, please visit MVP Maps. Citizens are encouraged to visit the map site regularly as more details and future revisions of the proposed pipeline maps may occur. Citizens can also go to the County's WebGis at https://www.webgis.net/va/Franklin/ and view a detailed route map by clicking on the Mountain Valley Pipeline layer.
Natural Gas Transmission Interstate Pipelines are governed by the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). For more information regarding the FERC approval process, please access the "Citizens Guide to Natural Gas Pipelines".
To contact or speak with a pipeline representative, citizens can email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call toll free: 844-MVP-TALK
Give public comments to DEQ on the proposed 401 Water Quality Certifications for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley pipelines. DEQ wants input on the proposed 401 Water Quality Certifications during the comment period that ends on August 22. Although DEQ advises that they will review all comments that are appropriately submitted, only comments regarding the legal and/or technical merits of the proposed certifications may be considered. How to Comment on proposed 401 Water Quality Certifications (please review this document to ensure that your comments are as effective as possible).
Please note that public input on the applicable Erosion and Sediment Control plans will be accepted until October 13, 2017.
MVP Informational Meetings Set for August 10, 2017 - with following information: Two information meetings for the proposed MVP have been organized by Delegate Greg Habeeb for August 10, 2017. The two meetings will not be formal public hearings, and verbal comments will not be recorded or considered submitted. The registration link is available at www.greghabeeb.com/mvp/.
On September 16th FERC issued "NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR THE PROPOSED MOUNTAIN VALLEY PROJECT AND EQUITRANS EXPANSION PROJECT". Of specific note is FERC scheduled public input session on November 2, 2016 at Franklin County High School starting at 5 pm. They also issued the Draft Environmental Impact Statement which can be found at the links below.
MVP pipeline route has been added to our public GIS web page (Enter Site and click on Layers)
Motion to Intervene in MVP FERC Application
Executive summary and draft resolution regarding erosion and sediment control issues and actions by neighboring jurisdictions.
Certified copy of the Resolution passed by the Board of Supervisors regarding the Mountain Valley Pipeline at their Tuesday, October 20, 2Ol5 meeting.
Franklin County Benefits Summary 10-02-15
FERC News Release October 23, 2015
FERC Proposed Route October 23, 2015
Executive Summary regarding erosion and sediment control issues and actions by neighboring jurisdictions
Memo from Planning Department to County Administration
Response from FERC regarding June letter from County Administration
Resolution by the Franklin County Board of Supervisors to forward a letter requesting FERC to extend its public comment period on the Mountain Valley Pipeline Docket Number PF15-3-000
Letter to Chairman Norman Bay, FERC
Letter to Kimberly D. Bare, Secretary, FERC
Letter to Senator Mark Warner
Comments on Environmental Issues Warranting Attention in Environmental Impact Statement
Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement
Alternate 210 Mapping
Mountain Valley Pipeline Open House - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the Harvester Performance Center to introduce and discuss the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline project. There will not be a formal speech or presentation, but you will have direct one-on-one access to people who will listen to your ideas and answer your questions. More about Proposed Project