The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission just released its staff comments as well as the comments of cooperating agencies on MVP’s draft environmental resource reports (2nd draft of resource reports 1 and 10, and 1st draft of resource reports 2 through 12). According to the letter written to MVP by Paul Friedman from FERC, “the comments ask for clarifications of discrepancies and identify missing information that we believe is necessary to begin substantive preparation of an environmental impact statement for the Project.” You can access this document on the Preserve the NRV web site at:http://preservethenrv.com/docs/ferc_comments_rr_aug15.pdf.
The document contains 67 pages of requested information (41 pages from FERC, 18 pages from the U.S. Forest Service, 6 1/2 pages from the EPA, and a few items each from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources).
This will take some time to digest as there are many requests from FERC and the cooperating agencies. One item that we noticed on a quick review is that MVP has been told by FERC that they must provide the proposed location for the Swann Compressor Station before they file their application in order to provide for public comment.