The request of the Virginia State Water Control Board for input from the public on the sufficiency of the U.S. Army Corps NWP 12 permit program for stream crossings of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and the Atlantic Coast Pipeline (ACP) produced an outpouring of comments.
- – Blue Ridge Life – 6/13/18
The new deadline for submitting comments on the adequacy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers NWP 12 program for stream crossings of the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline is only 8-days away: Friday, June 15. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced the new deadline on June 2.
- – Charleston Gazette-Mail – 6/2/18
Several ABRA member groups and others have requested the Army Corps of Engineers to “immediately notify Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC (‘Atlantic’) that authorization of construction of river, stream, and wetland crossings for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline under the Corps’ Nationwide Permit 12 is suspended pending the re-initiation and completion of Section 7 consultation under the Endangered Species Act (‘ESA’).” The June 1 letter,
The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) website which has been down since May 22, was due to operational again by June 1 (though as of 3 pm on June 1, it was not). As a result, the DEQ has indicated it will extend the comment period for receiving public input on the adequacy of the U.S.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has informed the corporation building the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MP) that it was partially suspending an important permit allowing the company to build the pipeline through streams in West Virginia. The action took place after Appalachian Mountain Advocates (Appalmad) notified the Corps that MVP had admitted that it could not complete construction of several major stream crossings in the 72 hours required as a special condition for West Virginia as part of Nationwide Permit 12.
- – Charleston Gazette-Mail – 5/22/18
The special 30-day comment period authorized by the Virginia State Water Control Board to receive public input on input on the adequacy of the U.S. Corps of Engineers Nationwide Permit 12 in protecting streams and wetlands crossed by the Atlantic Coast Pipeline and the Mountain Valley Pipeline ends on May 30.
The adequacy of stream crossing plans in Virginia for the Atlantic Coast Pipeline will be the subject of a new 30-day public comment period, in accordance with a vote on April 12 by the State Water Control Board. Official language on the Board’s action is not yet available,