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.
Farmington, NM 87402
|Rio Puerco Field Office|
100 Sun Avenue NE
Pan American Bldg.
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.