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Mountain Valley and Equitrans Expansion Project

Project Information
Sector: Pipelines
Project Category: 
FAST-41 Covered Projects
Project Status: 
In Progress
Description: 

This project consists of two proposals:  Mountain Valley (Docket No. CP16-10-000) and Equitrans Expansion (Docket No. CP16-13-000).  Mountain Valley would provide up to 2.0 Bcf/d of firm natural gas transportation service through construction of:  (1) 303.5 miles of natural gas pipeline in West Virginia and Virginia; and (2) three new compressor stations.  Equitrans Expansion is designed to provide up to 0.6 Bcf/d of additional natural gas transportation service through construction of:  (1) 7.9 miles of pipeline in Pennsylvania and West Virginia; (2) a new compressor station in Pennsylvania; and (3) a new interconnect in West Virginia with the Mountain Valley pipeline.  

Project Application and Supporting Documents

Federal Agency Actions

FERC Litigation

  • None filed.

 

 

State Agency Permitting Timetable for the Mountain Valley and Equitrans Expansion Project
Responsible State AgencyFederal Permit/ReviewIntermediate Completion DateFinal Completion DateDescription Field
West Virginia Division of Culture and HistorySection 106 NHPA Cultural Resources ReviewN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. The final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Virginia Department of Historic ResourcesSection 106 NHPA Cultural Resources ReviewN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. The final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Bureau for Historic PreservationSection 106 NHPA Cultural Resources ReviewN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. The final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste ManagementSection 401 CWA Review - Water Quality CertificationN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. The final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Water DivisionSection 401 CWA Review - Water Quality CertificationN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. The final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Waterways, Wetlands, and Stormwater ManagementSection 401 CWA Review - Water Quality CertificationN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. The final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste ManagementSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Stormwater General PermitN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. The final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Water DivisionSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Stormwater General PermitN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. The final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Water and Waste ManagementSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Hydrostatic Test Discharge PermitN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. The final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Water DivisionSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Hydrostatic Test Discharge PermitN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. The final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, Water DivisionSection 402 CWA Review - National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System, Hydrostatic Test Withdrawal PermitN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. The final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, Air Permits DivisionTitle V CAA Review - Minor Source Operating Permit for Air EmissionsN/ATBDThe state agency has not opted into the FAST-41 process.  This authorization is listed for information purposes only, and does not transfer any responsibility to the state agency to conform to the Permitting Timetable. The final completion date is calculated according to 18 C.F.R. § 157.22 (2016), which provides that "a final decision on a request for a Federal authorization is due no later than 90 days after the Commission issues its final environmental document, unless a schedule is otherwise established by Federal law."

 

Last Updated: July 31, 2017

 

Permitting Timeline

Action Agency Target Completion Status
Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity for Interstate Natural Gas Pipelines
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 10/23/2015
Completed application received
Complete 03/31/2017
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
In Progress
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission In Progress
Right-of-Way Authorization (DOI-BLM)
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 04/06/2016
Completed application received
Complete 03/03/2017
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
In Progress
Target: 10/31/2017
Notice to proceed
N/A
Review Terminated with no decision
N/A
Optional Milestones:
Right-of-Way Authorization (Corps)
In Progress
Target: 06/08/2017
Record of Decision (ROD) for Plan Amendments
In Progress
Target: 10/23/2017
Bureau of Land Management 10/31/2017 In Progress
Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 02/01/2016
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
In Progress
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
In Progress
Target: 09/21/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory 09/21/2017 In Progress
Section 10 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 02/01/2016
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
In Progress
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
In Progress
Target: 09/21/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory 09/21/2017 In Progress
Endangered Species Act Consultation - FWS
Milestones:
Date of Request for formal consultation received
Complete 07/10/2017
Consultation Initiation Date
Complete 07/10/2017
Final Biological Opinion Issued
In Progress
Target: 11/22/2017
Fish and Wildlife Service 11/22/2017 In Progress
Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Planned
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
Planned
Publication of Public Notice
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
Planned
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory Planned
Section 10 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Planned
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
Planned
Publication of Public Notice
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
Planned
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory Planned
Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 03/01/2016
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
In Progress
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
In Progress
Target: 12/29/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory 12/29/2017 In Progress
Section 10 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 03/01/2016
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
In Progress
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
In Progress
Target: 12/29/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory 12/29/2017 In Progress
Endangered Species Act Consultation - FWS
Milestones:
Date of Request for formal consultation received
Complete 07/10/2017
Consultation Initiation Date
Complete 07/10/2017
Final Biological Opinion Issued
In Progress
Target: 11/22/2017
Fish and Wildlife Service 11/22/2017 In Progress
Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 11/19/2015
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
In Progress
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
In Progress
Target: 12/29/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory 12/29/2017 In Progress
Section 10 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 11/19/2015
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
In Progress
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
In Progress
Target: 12/29/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory 12/29/2017 In Progress
Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 11/30/2015
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
In Progress
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
In Progress
Target: 09/21/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory 09/21/2017 In Progress
Section 10 Permit
Milestones:
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Form ENG 4345 / Joint Application Form Received
Complete 11/30/2015
Pre-Construction Notification (PCN) / Application Deemed Complete
In Progress
Publication of Public Notice
N/A
Final Verification / Permit Decision Rendered
In Progress
Target: 09/21/2017
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory 09/21/2017 In Progress
Section 408 Permit
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete 01/20/2016
Completed application received
Complete 05/26/2016
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
Complete 06/27/2017
Notice to proceed
N/A
Review Terminated with no decision
N/A
US Army Corps of Engineers - Regulatory Complete 06/27/2017
NPS Permit
Milestones:
Initial application received
Complete
Completed application received
Issuance of decision for permit/approval.
In Progress
Target: 09/07/2017
Notice to proceed
Review Terminated with no decision
National Park Service (Cooperating under FAST-41) 09/07/2017 In Progress
Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Milestones:
Issuance of Notice of Intent to prepare an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)
Scoping
Official Notice of Availability of a Draft EIS published in the Federal Register
Complete 09/27/2016
Official Notice of Availability of a Final EIS published in the Federal Register
Complete 06/29/2017
Official Notice of Availability of a Supplemental Draft EIS published in the Federal Register
N/A
Official Notice of Availability of a Supplemental Final EIS published in the Federal Register
N/A
Issuance of Record of Decision or combined Final EIS / Record of Decision
In Progress
Issuance of an Amended Record of Decision
N/A
Office of Energy Production In Progress
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