Marcellus Shale Gas Pipeline Permitting

Fortune 500 Midstream Company
Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania

Although this planned gas collection pipeline is only 1.2 miles long, the project area crosses 13 streams and five (5) wetlands, and includes Cold Water Fishes receiving streams. This 16 inch collection line is a natural gas pipeline in Springville Township, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania that connects a Marcellus Shale gas well to a large transmittal gas pipeline.

Environmental and engineering permitting services for the project were completed by BAI and sister company WHM Consulting, Inc. The BAI/WHM Team has been successfully providing these types of consulting services for projects throughout numerous industries and regions.

The project involved numerous types of investigation, mapping and permitting efforts, and coordination with several regulatory agencies, including:

  • Erosion and Sediment Control General Permit (ESCGP-1) with Expedited Review Process
  • PA General Permit for Utility Line Stream Crossing (GP-5)
  • PA General Permit for Temporary Road Crossing (GP-8)
  • Pennsylvania Natural Diversity Inventory Review
  • Cultural Resource Notice
  • Phase I Archaeological survey
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Control Plans
  • Post-Construction Stormwater Management Plans
  • Wetland/Stream Delineation and Report
  • AutoCAD and ArcGIS mapping
  • Use of GPS, USGS mapping, color orthophotos, and , LIDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) topography

Our client required quick turnaround on permit preparation and agency review in order to keep to its planning schedule. BAI was able to complete the ESCGP-1, GP-5 and GP-8 applications within the schedules defined by the client, largely due to the certification of BAI’s Professional Engineer to apply under PaDEP’s “expedited review process” for erosion and sediment control permits utilized for oil and gas activities.