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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Nevada State Office
 
Release Date: 07/29/11
Contacts: Mark Mackiewicz , 435-636-3616 , mmackiew@blm.gov
News Release No. 2011-036

Ruby Pipeline Starts Delivery of Natural Gas


Reno, Nev.--The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has authorized Ruby Pipeline, LLC (Ruby) to start service on the Ruby Pipeline. The pipeline is a 42-inch diameter, 678-mile interstate natural gas pipeline that crosses 368 miles of Federal land beginning near Opal, Wyo., through northern Utah and northern Nevada, and ending near Malin, Ore.
 
The Ruby Pipeline Project was initiated in March 2008.  In January 2010, FERC and eight Cooperating Agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service released the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Ruby Pipeline Project.
 
The project was approved for construction by FERC on April 5, 2010, and the right-of-way grant and plan of development were approved by a Record of Decision issued by the BLM on July 12, 2010.  The BLM issued Notices to Proceed for each segment in which all conditions and stipulations were met by Ruby.
 
Ruby is restoring the construction site, and restoration, final stabilization and final clean-up is scheduled to be completed this year.  The FERC and the BLM will continue to closely monitor and evaluate restoration progress along the entire pipeline right-of-way for several years.    
 
Questions concerning the project may be directed to Mark Mackiewicz, BLM National Project Manager, c/o 125 South 600 West, Price, UT 84501 or mmackiew@blm.gov.  


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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Last updated: 07-18-2012