If you think you might be affected by a proposed natural gas or hydroelectric project regulated by the Commission, you have certain rights. These rights range from being able to look at project correspondence to becoming an intervener and being able to appeal any FERC decisions in federal court. Please click the following link for additional information: http://www.ferc.gov/resources/get-involved.asp

Franklin County has been identified as a possible route for the Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline project. This page will be updated as information becomes available. Mountain Valley Natural Gas Pipeline's website is http://www.mountainvalleypipeline.info/

  • To contact or speak with a pipeline representative, citizens can email: mail@mountainvalleypipeline.info or call toll free: 844-MVP-TALK
  • For the most up-to-date maps of the proposed route currently available, please visit http://mountainvalleypipeline.info/maps/ . Citizens are encouraged to visit the map site regularly as more details and future revisions of the proposed pipeline maps may occur.
  • Natural Gas Transmission Interstate Pipelines are governed by the United States Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC). For more information regarding the FERC approval process, please access the "Citizens Guide to Natural Gas Pipelines"

Mountain Valley Pipeline Open House - Tuesday, December 16, 2014 from 5:30 - 8:00 pm at the Harvester Performance Center to introduce and discuss the proposed Mountain Valley Pipeline project. There will not be a formal speech or presentation, but you will have direct one-on-one access to people who will listen to your ideas and answer your questions. READ MORE

Contacting FERC for MVP Comments FERC Docket Number (PF15-3-000)

In all instances, please reference the project docket number (PF15-3-000) with your submission. The Commission encourages electronic filing of comments and has expert staff available to assist you at (202) 502-8258 or efiling@ferc.gov.

(1) You can file your comments electronically using the eComment feature located on the Commission's website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents & Filings. This is an easy method for interested persons to submit brief, text-only comments on a project

(2) You can file your comments electronically using the eFiling feature located on the Commission's website (www.ferc.gov) under the link to Documents & Filings. With eFiling, you can provide comments in a variety of formats by attaching them as a file with your submission. New eFiling users must first create an account by clicking on eRegister. You must select the type of filing you are making. If you are filing a comment on a particular project, please select Comment on a Filing; or 20150417-3022 FERC PDF (Unofficial) 04/17/2015 Docket No. PF15-3-000 - 3 –

(3) You can file a paper copy of your comments by mailing them to the following address: Kimberly D. Bose, Secretary Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First Street NE, Room 1A Washington, DC 20426 


Franklin County comment letter to FERC



Letter to FERC regarding public input
DEQ presentation regarding MVP

New MVP Route as of 10/14/2016
MVP_Oct_2016 Map
MVP_Oct_2016 (Detail Area) Map



On September 16th FERC issued "NOTICE OF AVAILABILITY OF THE DRAFT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENT FOR THE PROPOSED MOUNTAIN VALLEY PROJECT AND EQUITRANS EXPANSION PROJECT".  Of specific note is FERC scheduled public input session on November 2, 2016 at Franklin County High School starting at 5 pm.

They also issued the Draft Environmental Impact Statement which can be found at the links below.   





MVP pipeline route has been added to our public GIS web page (Enter Site and click on Layers)



Motion to Intervene in MVP FERC Application


Executive summary and draft resolution regarding erosion and sediment control issues and actions by neighboring jurisdictions.
Certified copy of the Resolution passed by the Board of Supervisors regarding the Mountain Valley Pipeline at their Tuesday, October 20, 2Ol5 meeting.
Franklin County Benefits Summary October 2, 2015
FERC News Release October 23, 2015
FERC Proposed Route October 23, 2015


Executive Summary regarding erosion and sediment control issues and actions by neighboring jurisdictions.

AUGUST, 2015

Memo from Planning Department to County Administration
Response from FERC regarding June letter from County Administration 

JUNE, 2015

Resolution by the Franklin County Board of Supervisors to forward a letter requesting FERC to extend its public comment period on the Mountain Valley Pipeline Docket Number PF15-3-000
Letter to Chairman Norman Bay, FERC
Letter to Kimberly D. Bare, Secretary, FERC
Letter to Senator Mark Warner

MAY, 2015

Comments on Environmental Issues Warranting Attention in Environmental Impact Statement

APRIL, 2015

Notice of Intent to Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement

MARCH, 2015

Project Update


Alternate 210 Mapping


Mountain Valley Pipeline Virginia Report - Executive Summary
Mountain Valley Pipeline Virginia Report
Mountain Valley Pipeline Virginia Franklin County Benefits Summary


Mountain Valley Pipeline Presentation Overview 

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Rocky Mount, VA  24151

Phone: 540-483-3030