Western Expansion Pipeline III Project

BLM Issues Decision on Natural Gas Pipeline Project

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Farmington Field Office, New Mexico has completed an Environmental Assessment (EA) evaluating a right-of-way (ROW) application from Enterprise Mid-America Pipeline (MAPL) for the construction, operation, maintenance, and abandonment of about 234 miles of natural gas pipeline known as the Western Expansion Pipeline III Project (WEPIII). 

The EA analyzes the environmental impacts from the proposed project. It reflects response to public comments made during a 30-day public comment period on the EA, including comments requesting additional information on public safety, floodplain information, adjustments to avoid impacts to Areas of Critical Environmental Concern, and additional groundwater well data. The EA considers a reasonable range of alternatives, including a No Action alternative, and discloses the direct, indirect, and cumulative environmental effects of the project.  The EA serves as the basis for the BLM’s decision to issue a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the proposed action. After a thorough analysis of the potential environmental impacts and consideration of comments from the public and State and Federal agencies, the BLM has decided to approve the MAPL WEP III Project.

Digital and hard copies of the EA and Decision Document are also available at the following BLM field offices:

Farmington Field Office
6251 College Blvd. 
Suite A
Farmington, NM 87402 
Rio Puerco Field Office
100 Sun Avenue NE
Pan American Bldg.
Suite 330
Albuquerque, NM  87109-4676
Roswell Field Office
2909 W. Second Street
Roswell, NM 88201-2019

If you need additional information, or if you have questions concerning the project, please contact Mark A. Mackiewicz, PMP, Senior National Project Manager at (435) 636-3616, Bureau of Land Management Price Field Office, 125 South 600 West, Price, UT 84501.

Final EA Documents

News Release

Dear Interested Party Letter

Environmental Assessment

Decision Record

Attachment A: Plan of Development

Attachment B: Pipeline Right of Way Stipulations

Attachment C: Protective Design Features

Attachment D: Programmatic Agreement

Attachment E: FONSI

Preliminary EA Documents

Dear Interested Party Letter

General Location Map

Unsigned FONSI (Finding of No Significant Impact)

Preliminary Environmental Assessment for the Mid-America Pipeline Company, LLC Western Expansion Project III (March 2013) 


Scoping Documents

Fact Sheet

News Release

Mileage Tables

Plan of Development

Plan of Development

Plan of Development - Second Amendment

Plan of Development - January 2013


General Location Map

General Location in Relation to New Mexico Federal Lands

General Location in Relation to New Mexico BLM Districts

General Location in Relation to New Mexico BLM Field Offices