MVP Comment Period for EIS Extended by US Forest Service to February 21st

by admin on February 4, 2023

Appalachian Voices held a COMMENT WRITING PARTY on Jan. 25th

USDA Forest Service Mountain Valley Pipeline and Equitrans Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement Update

>> From the USDA Forest Service (, February 3, 2023

In December of 2022 we informed you that the Forest Service’s Mountain Valley Pipeline Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (DSEIS) was available. The USDA Forest Service (FS) had prepared a DSEIS to the 2017 Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and the 2020 FS Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (FSEIS) for the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP) and Equitrans Expansion Project.

Publication of the Notice of Availability of the DSEIS in the Federal Register on December 23, 2022 initiated a 45-day public comment period on the DSEIS that was scheduled to end on February 6, 2023.

We are extending the comment period by two weeks. The comment period for the DSEIS will now end on February 21, 2023. Interested parties have been notified in accordance with 36 CFR 220.5(f)(3) and public notification of this comment extension will appear in the Federal Register on February 10, 2023.

The preferred method to provide specific, written comments during the 45-day comment period is by submitting comments electronically to: This web-based comment form will only be active during the designated comment period.

Written comments may be mailed to: Dr. Homer Wilkes, Under Secretary, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture, c/o Jefferson National Forest, MVP Project, 5162 Valleypointe Parkway, Roanoke, VA 24019.

Please note, this project will not be subject to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s project level 36 CFR 218 Subparts A and B pre­ decisional administrative review process because the responsible official is the Undersecretary, Natural Resources and Environment, U.S. Department of Agriculture, (36 CFR 218.13(b)).

For more information on this project or to request documents in another format, please contact Joby Timm, Forest Supervisor for the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests, by leaving a voicemail at 1-888-603-0261. Individuals who use telecommunication devices for the deaf (TDD) may call the Federal Information Relay Service (FIRS) at: 1-800-877-8339 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m., Eastern Time, Monday through Friday.

For inquiries for the BLM, contact Robert Swithers, District Manager, BLM Southeastern States District Office, by phone at 601-919-4650 or by email at

>> Sincerely, Joby Timm, Forest Supervisor,
George Washington and Jefferson National Forests

SOURCE~ 20230203 Mountain Valley Pipeline DSEIS _Interested Party Comment Extension.pdf

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Appalachian Voices February 4, 2023 at 6:23 pm

Tell USFS — No special treatment for Mountain Valley Pipeline!

>>> From the Appalachian Voices, January 21, 2923

The U.S. Forest Service is trying to rewrite a permit for the MVP. Your help is needed to tell the USFS there should be no special exceptions for this harmful project. Changing the rules for corporate profit is NOT acceptable.


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