A confidential client sought to replace a 28-mile section of a 24-inch natural gas pipeline that crosses two counties in southeast Michigan. Barr was hired to assist with environmental field reviews and permitting related to regulated wetlands, streams, and floodplains as well as threatened and endangered (T&E) species. Services we provided during the field review and permit application process include:
Attending a pre-application meeting with the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE).
Performing environmental field reviews along alignment reroutes over a two-year period to conduct wetland and stream delineations.
Evaluating the regulatory status of approximately 200 wetlands and 50 streams located within 200 feet of the proposed alignment and reroutes.
Developing permit drawings depicting wetlands, streams, floodplains, and known T&E species occurrences within the pipeline corridor.
Assisting with the development of a supplemental information packet that detailed proposed routes and affected wetlands and streams and integrated the client’s standard construction methods.
Identifying and assessing alternatives to avoid or minimize resource impacts, including alternate construction methods and directional drilling.
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