The Bureau of Land Management North Dakota Field Office is seeking public comments regarding the proposed CenterPoint Energy Bakken Crude Services, L.L.C. Bear Den Project. The BLM will accept comments on the Environmental Assessment (EA) for a 30-day period which will end on July 6, 2013.
The proposed project would include construction, operation and maintenance of crude oil gathering and produced water conveyance pipelines. The project would gather crude oil from numerous wells in McKenzie and Dunn counties south of Lake Sakakawea, east of Watford City and deposit the oil at a central storage and transfer facility near Highway 85, south of Watford City. The project would also convey produced water from numerous oil wells to a State of North Dakota regulated disposal well.
The EA analyzes the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction of 68.5 miles of three to eight inch diameter welded steel crude oil pipeline and 59.4 miles of three to six inch diameter composite produced water pipeline. The proposed crude oil pipeline is designed with a capacity of 14,000 barrels of oil per day and the produced water line is designed with a capacity of 3,500 barrels per day. The pipelines would be buried underground and would follow existing pipeline and utility easements and corridors where feasible.
Bear Den Final Environmental Assessment 2013
Bear Den Comment Response Summary and Table 2013
Bear Den Finding Of No Significant Impact 2013
Bear Den Project Plan of Development (POD) 2013
Bear Den Project Errata Sheet with Alignment Changes
Appendix A - Mapbook and Figures
Appendix B - Facility Plot Plans and Typical Right-of-Way Cross Sections
Appendix C - Construction Typical Drawings
Appendix D - Permit and Consultations
Appendix E - Construction Reclamation and Monitoring Plan
Appendix F - Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan
Appendix G - Horizontal Directional Drill and Contingency Plan
Appendix H - Migratory Bird Impact Assessment Mitigation and Compliance Plan
Appendix I - Cultural Unanticipated Discovery Plan
Appendix J - Paleontological Discovery Plan
Appendix K - Weed Management Plan
Appendix L - Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure Plan
Appendix M - Environmental Inspection and Compliance Monitoring Plan
Appendix N - Transportation Plan
Appendix O - Blasting Plan
Appendix P - Hydrostatic Test Plan