Mountain Valley Pipeline Public Hearing Information

Simulated View of the MVP Pipeline, courtesy Greenbrier River Watershed Association

Notice from the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (DEP):

DEP’s Division of Water and Waste Management will hold public hearings regarding the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline project for State 401 Water Quality Certification, Natural Streams Preservation Act Permit, and for Oil and Gas General Water Pollution Control Permit.

Oral and written comments will be accepted at each hearing. The hearings will start at 6:00 p.m. at the following locations:

For Natural Streams Preservation Act Permit, State 401 Water Quality Certification, and Oil and Gas General Water Pollution Control Permit:

• Summers County at Summers Memorial Building (451 1st Ave. in Hinton) on Tuesday March 7. 

According to our friends at the Greenbrier River Watershed Association, DEP “must hold a hearing in Summers County WV., because of the WV State Code Chapter 22-13, Natural Streams Preservation Act.

“If you are interested in understanding the additional protections of the Greenbrier and New Rivers below Knapps Creek, then look at this: West Virginia  Natural Streams Preservation Act.”

For State 401 Water Quality Certification and Oil and Gas General Water Pollution Control Permit:

• Webster County at Webster County High School auditorium on Monday, March 6.

• Harrison County at Robert C. Byrd High School Large Group Instruction Room on Thursday, March 9.

The Mountain Valley Pipeline project is comprised of approximately 195 miles of (fracked) gas pipeline along with compressor stations, meter stations, access roads, and interconnects through: Wetzel, Harrison, Doddridge, Lewis, Braxton, Webster, Nicholas, Greenbrier, Fayette, Summers, and Monroe Counties in West Virginia. The associated Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater General Permit (WVR310667) would be for the discharge of stormwater associated with the disturbance of 4,214 acres of land for the of construction of this project. The Natural Streams Preservation Act permit (NSP-17-0001) being sought is for a proposed crossing of Greenbrier River in Summers County near Pence Springs. The State 401 Water Quality Certification (WQC-16-0005) would be for activities that will or may discharge fill into waters of the State. Mountain Valley Pipeline project is proposing to mitigate for the streams and wetlands permanently impacted by this project.

Any interested person may submit written comments on the Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater General Permit, the Natural Streams Preservation Act Permit, and/or the State 401 Water Quality Certification by addressing such to the Director of the Division of Water and Waste Management during the comment period, which begins with this notice and ends on March 19, 2017 at 8PM. Comments or requests should be emailed to dep.comments@wv.gov or by mail addressed to:

Director, Division of Water and Management, DEP
ATTN: Sharon Mullins, Permitting Section
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV 25304-2345

Applicant Type Permit ID
Mountain Valley Pipeline, LLC Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater General Permit WVR310667
Mountain Valley Pipeline, INC. State 401 Water Quality Certification WQC-16-0005
Mountain Valley Pipeline, INC. Natural Streams Preservation Act Permit NSP-17-0001

Additional Information

State 401 Water Quality Certification application (WQC-16-0005) (This is a large PDF file, which may take a moment to download and view.)

Natural Streams Preservation Act permit application (NSP-17-0001) (This is a large PDF file, which may take a moment to download and view.)

Oil & Gas Construction Stormwater General Permit (WVR310667)

Instructions for navigating the Oil and Gas Construction Stormwater General Permit webpages

Mountain Valley Pipeline Information Page

 

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