A confidential client owns and operates a natural gas pipeline network in Pennsylvania. As a part of its ongoing pipeline maintenance program, the client sought to replace multiple pipeline sections (approximately 2 miles total). Barr was hired to assist with environmental field reviews and permitting related to regulated wetlands, streams, and floodways as well as threatened and endangered (T&E) species to comply with state regulations. Our services included:
Attending a pre-application meeting with the county conservation district to review the project scope.
Completing a Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory (PNDI) review to evaluate potential impacts to T&E species.
Performing an environmental field review to identify wetland and stream crossings and preparing an environmental report.
Evaluating the regulatory status of wetlands and streams located within the 150-foot survey corridor.
Developing a Chapter 105 General Permit 5 (Utility Line Stream Crossings) and General Permit 8 (Temporary Road Crossings) application and drawings depicting stream crossings.
Developing a Chapter 102 PAG-02 NPDES General Permit for Stormwater Discharges Associated with Construction Activities permit applications and drawings depicting soil erosion and sedimentation control (E&S) measures for the 15.2-acre project area.
Participating in a pre-construction meeting with county conservation districts and the contractor to review permit requirements.
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