Mountain Valley Pipeline and the Jefferson National Forest

Current Status:

The Mountain Valley Pipeline project (MVP project) is a proposed natural gas pipeline owned by Mountain Valley, LLC spanning approximately 303.5 miles from northwestern West Virginia to southern Virginia.

The Forest Service is in the process of developing a Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (SEIS) in response to a proposal from Mountain Valley, LLC to construct and operate a buried 42-inch interstate natural gas pipeline that would cross National Forest System lands on the Jefferson National Forest along a proposed 3.5-mile corridor. 

Interstate natural gas pipelines are authorized by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. Under the Mineral Leasing Act, the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Land Management is responsible for issuing federal lands right-of-way permits for interstate pipelines that cross more than one Federal agency. The MVP project crosses multiple jurisdictions, including lands administered by the USDA Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

For more details about the project, including agency roles, purpose and need, proposed action, and decision to be made, see the Notice of Intent.

There will be an opportunity to comment when the Draft SEIS document is published. The Draft SEIS availability will be announced in the Federal Register along with instructions for how to submit comments. The comment period will run 45 days after publication. 

For inquiries:

Phone 1-888-603-0261

Current Documents 

Current documents for the Mountain Valley Pipeline project are available here on the project page.