DICKINSON - The Bureau of Land Management North Dakota Field Office is seeking public comments on the proposed 132-mile long Bakkenlink pipeline project that will go across North Dakota from Beaver Lodge in northwest North Dakota to Fryburg in the southwest part of the state. Deadline for comments is Sept. 15.
The environmental assessment will analyze the potential environmental impacts associated with the construction of the 12-inch diameter welded steel crude oil pipeline. The proposed pipeline is designed to carry up to 65,000 barrels of oil per day, with expansion capabilities of up to 100,000 bpd. The 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 environmental assessment and the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are cooperating agencies.
The BLM will accept comments on the environmental assessment for a 30-day period ending Sept. 15. People commenting should be aware their entire comment, including personal identifying information (i.e. name and contact information), may be made publicly available at any time.
Electronic versions of the environmental assessment and associated documents are available at (blm.gov/gnkd).
To obtain a CD copy of the environmental assessment and associated documents, contact Linda Gisvold at the North Dakota Field Office, 99-23rd Ave. W., Dickinson, ND 58601.
For more information call the N.D. Field Office at 227-7700.