Permitting and Designing an Interstate Natural Gas Pipeline River Crossing while Navigating Federal and State HDD Guidelines

David Webb Winston, Samuel T. Ariaratnam

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Trenchless feasibility and suitability assessments have become increasingly important for trenchless projects, as some federal and state permitting agencies have released guidance on the information required to complete their environmental review. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) released guidance in October 2019, and the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) has released a draft trenchless technology technical guidance document for use by project applicants when considering trenchless crossing methods in Pennsylvania. For complex trenchless installations, and for trenchless projects that have multiple permitting agencies with different guidelines, the level of effort and importance of following the guidelines to reduce permitting and project delays has become increasingly important. This paper will discuss the federal, state, and local permitting and regulatory requirements for interstate natural gas pipeline projects and will discuss trenchless technology feasibility and suitability analyses for a natural gas steel pipeline river crossing. The paper will explain the trenchless technology guidelines and discuss their use in selecting the most practical and least impacting trenchless alternative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPipelines 2021
Subtitle of host publicationConstruction and Rehabilitation - Proceedings of Sessions of the Pipelines 2021 Conference
EditorsDuane Strayer, C. Douglas Jenkins
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages283-293
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780784483626
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes
EventPipelines 2021 Conference: Construction and Rehabilitation - Virtual, Online
Duration: Aug 3 2021Aug 6 2021

Publication series

NamePipelines 2021: Construction and Rehabilitation - Proceedings of Sessions of the Pipelines 2021 Conference

Conference

ConferencePipelines 2021 Conference: Construction and Rehabilitation
CityVirtual, Online
Period8/3/218/6/21

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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