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Petroleum Systems Integrity Office Joins State Pipeline Coordinator's Office

On July 18, 2014, the DNR Commissioner announced the consolidation of the Petroleum Systems Integrity Office with the State Pipeline Coordinator's Office.

Commissioner's Memo

 

Donlin Gold Submits Lease Application for Pipeline Right-of-Way

The Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to Alaska Statute (AS) 38.35.070, hereby gives notice that Donlin Gold LLC submitted a pipeline right-of-way lease application dated April 9, 2014, in accordance with the Alaska Right-of-Way Leasing Act, AS 38.35.050, for the proposed contract carrier Donlin Gold Natural Gas Pipeline Project.

The proposed Donlin Gold Natural Gas Pipeline Project would transport natural gas from the Beluga Natural Gas Pipeline system to the Donlin Gold mine. The 14-inch diameter pipeline would originate 7.7 miles north of the Beluga Power Plant and terminate at the Donlin Gold mine site, approximately 10 miles north of Crooked Creek Village. The proposed 315-mile-long pipeline will be located across a variety of lands. The approximate length that will be located on land owned by the State of Alaska is 207 miles.

Click the links below to view the public notice, right-of-way lease application, plan of development and proposed pipeline alignment.

Public Notice

Donlin Gold, LLC, Right-of-Way Lease Application

Alignment Map

Donlin Plan of Development (large file)

Appendix A: Land Status Map

Appendix B: Land Ownership List

Appendix C: Geotechnical Survey Data

Appendix D: Stream Crossings

Appendix E: Engineering Typicals

Appendix F: Construction Schedule

Appendix G: Right-of-way Typicals

Appendix H: Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plan

 

Notice of Analysis and Proposed Decision: Trans-Alaska Pipeline System

The Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to Alaska Statute 38.35.070, hereby gives notice that Alyeska Pipeline Service Co., as agent for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) lessees, submitted a request on March 11, 2014, to amend the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Right-of-Way Lease, ADL 63574, to add 3.14 acres of land below the ordinary high water mark of the Dietrich River. The site is approximately 40 miles north of Coldfoot and 50 miles south of TAPS Pump Station 4.

In accordance with Alaska Statute 38.35.080, the Commissioner has prepared an analysis of the application and a proposed decision. The public is invited to comment on the Commissioner's Analysis and Proposed Decision. All comments must be submitted in writing to the State Pipeline Coordinator's Office (SPCO) before 5:00 p.m. on May 27, 2014.

Click the links below to view the public notice and the analysis and proposed decision.

Public Notice

Commissioner's Analysis and Proposed Decision

 

Notice of Right-of-Way Amendment Application: Trans-Alaska Pipeline System

The Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to Alaska Statute (AS) 38.35.070, hereby gives notice that Alyeska Pipeline Service Company, as agent for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS) lessees, submitted a request on March 11, 2014, to amend the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Right-of-Way Lease, ADL 63574, to add 3.14 acres of land below the ordinary high water mark of the Dietrich River. The site is approximately 40 miles north of Coldfoot and 50 miles south of TAPS Pump Station 4.

The purpose of the request is to install a low-profile revetment at pipeline milepost (PLMP) 186 on the Dietrich River to protect the integrity of the buried TAPS pipeline. River flow pattern changes have resulted in the loss of stream bank and, if not mitigated, will continue to erode and threaten the pipeline downstream of remote gate valve (RGV) 34.

Any objections pursuant to AS 38.35.200 must be submitted in writing to the address below by 5:00 p.m. on May 23, 2014. Click the link below for more information.

Public Notice of Application

Amendment Application

 

Notice of Extension of Time to File Competing Applications

The Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources hereby gave notice on February 10, 2014, that the time to file a competing application for a North Slope gas pipeline or facility project under AS 38.35.090 has been extended to May 30, 2014.

On January 10, 2014, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) submitted a request to amend the right-of-way lease for the Alaska Stand Alone Gas Pipeline/ASAP, ADL 418997. The amendment included lands on the North Slope for facilities associated with the project, including a 100 acre pad for a Gas Conditioning Facility, roads, and minor alignment changes.

In accordance with AS 38.35.090, the Commissioner may extend the time period within which a carrier may submit an application for consideration upon a comparative basis with a previously filed application.

Any competing applications must be submitted in writing to the State Pipeline Coordinator's Office by 5:00 p.m. on May 30, 2014. Please contact the State Pipeline Coordinator's Office for more information.

Competing Applications Extension Public Notice

 

AGDC Submits Lease Amendment Application for ASAP Right-of-Way

The Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, pursuant to Alaska Statute 38.35.070, hereby gives notice that Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC) submitted a request on January 10, 2014, to amend the right-of-way lease for the Alaska Stand Alone Gas Pipeline/ASAP.

The amendment application proposes several significant changes to the lease, including a change in pipeline design from a 24-inch diameter high pressure pipeline with a maximum allowable operating pressure of 2,500 psi to a 36-inch diameter lean gas pipeline with a maximum allowable operating pressure of 1,480 psi. The amendment application also includes lands on the North Slope for facilities associated with the project and proposes to revise the lease to reflect recent legislative actions.

Alaska Statute 38.35.200 governs judicial review of a decision of the commissioner. Any objections pursuant to AS 38.35.200 must be submitted in writing to the SPCO by 5:00 p.m. on March 28, 2014. Click the links below for more information.

Public Notice

Lessee Request for Amendment to ASAP Right-of-Way Lease

Proposed Changes to ASAP Right-of-Way Lease

Depiction of Proposed Changes to ASAP Right-of-Way Lease

   
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