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Release Date: 10/26/12
Contacts: Mark jacobsen    

BLM Releases Decision Record on BakkenLink Pipeline Project EA

DICKINSON, N. D. --- The Bureau of Land Management has released a Finding of No Significant Impact and Decision Record on the proposed BakkenLink pipeline project in North Dakota.

After conducting an Environmental Assessment (EA), the BLM’s preferred alternative authorizes approximately 98 miles of proposed pipeline, from near Johnson’s Corner to Fryburg.  The document may be viewed online at:

The EA analyzed the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction of 12-inch diameter welded steel crude oil pipeline designed to carry up to 65,000 barrels of oil per day, with expansion capabilities of up to 100,000 bpd.  The proposed pipeline would be buried underground and would follow existing pipeline and utility easements and corridors where feasible.
The BLM is the designated lead federal agency for preparation of the EA and the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are cooperating agencies.
For appeal information and guidance, please see the Decision Record at: If you wish to file a petition for stay of the EA during the pendency of your appeal before the IBLA, the petition for stay must accompany your notice of appeal. If a petition for stay is submitted with the notice of appeal, a copy of the notice of appeal and petition for stay must be served on the IBLA at the same time it is filed with the State Director.

To obtain a hard copy of the EA and associated documents on CD, contact Linda Gisvold at the North Dakota Field Office, 99 23rd Avenue West, Dickinson, ND 58601.  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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

North Dakota Field Office   99 23rd Ave. West      Dickinson, ND 58601  

Last updated: 10-26-2012