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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
North Dakota Field Office
 
Release Date: 03/13/13
Contacts: Contact: Mark Jacobsen    
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BLM seeks public comment on Right-of-Way Application


DICKINSON, N.D. ---- The Bureau of Land Management North Dakota Field Office has received a right-of-way (ROW) application for the proposed Hess Hawkeye pipeline project in McKenzie and Williams counties, N.D. and is seeking public comments during an initial 30-day public scoping period. 

Under the provisions of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended, and the Mineral Leasing Act (MLA) of 1920, as amended, the BLM intends to prepare an environmental assessment (EA) to analyze potential impacts to socioeconomic and environmental resources that may be affected by the proposed project.  The BLM is the designated lead federal agency for preparation of the EA; the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are cooperating agencies. 

The purpose of this public scoping notice is to obtain feedback on relevant issues that may influence the scope of the environmental analysis associated with the application, including alternatives, and guide the process for developing the EA.
 
Hess Corporation filed a right-of-way application proposing to construct, operate, maintain, and decommission the proposed Hawkeye Project, which would include the construction of an approximately 25.5 mile long pipeline system. The proposed pipelines would transport oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids from the existing Hawkeye Central Station through a transfer point at the existing North Charlson Compressor Station located south of Lake Sakakawea. The system would use existing pipelines to transport product beneath Lake Sakakawea to the North River Crossing Compressor Station located north of Lake Sakakawea.  The pipelines would continue north to either the existing Hess Ramberg Truck Facility or the Silurian Compressor Station located approximately 8 and 7 miles respectively south of Tioga, ND.  
 
The proposed pipelines would be buried and follow existing pipeline and utility easements to the extent practicable.
 
The BLM will accept comments during the public scoping for this proposed project for a 30-day period which will end on April 11, 2013.
 
Those who provide comments are advised that before including their address, phone number, e-mail address, or other personal identifying information, they should be aware that the entire comment – including the personal identifying information – may be made publicly available at any time.  While those commenting can ask in their comments to withhold personal identifying information from public review, the BLM cannot guarantee that they will be able to do so. The EA will be made available on the web at: http://www.blm.gov/mt/st/en/fo/north_dakota_field.html

Written comments and/or resource information can be mailed to:
BLM North Dakota Field Office
Attention: Lowell Hassler, Project Manager
Hawkeye Pipeline Project
99 23rd Avenue West, Suite A
Dickinson, ND 58601

Comments also can be submitted electronically at lhassler@blm.gov. Interested parties can contact the North Dakota Field Office at 701.227.7700 for more information.



The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.
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North Dakota Field Office   99 23rd Avenue West, Suite A      Dickinson, ND 58601  

Last updated: 03-13-2013