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Last Update: June 19, 2012

Summary of Scoping Comments

After the formal scoping period closed, FERC compiled a summary of the comments received during the scoping period Aug. 1, 2011, through Feb. 27, 2012. This summary provides an overview of the issues identified as relevant for the environmental impact statement. For more information about the scoping process, visit our Scoping page.

 

Agency Comments on Draft Resource Reports

After a thorough review of the draft resource reports submitted by TransCanada/ExxonMobil (see below), FERC provided consolidated comments from its staff and federal and state agencies. These comments identified possible issues, such as data gaps in the information provided in the draft reports, with the intent of ensuring the final resource reports would include complete information for preparation of the project’s environmental impact statement. FERC submitted comments on March 30, April 18 and April 23, which are grouped into one document here for ease in downloading.

 

Resource Reports

A project applicant prepares resource reports for submittal to FERC to aid in preparation of the environmental document to fulfill the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act. An applicant is responsible for covering the following subjects in the resource reports: general project description; water use and quality; fish, wildlife and vegetation; cultural resources; socioeconomics; geological resources; soils; land use, recreation, and aesthetics; air and noise quality; alternatives; reliability and safety; and, if applicable, engineering and design materials. Trans/Canada/ExxonMobil filed its draft reports Jan. 13, 2012. 

NOTE: The documents below are linked to FERC's e-library website. If you have problems downloading a document, please try again at a later time. If you are still having problems downloading a document, contact us.

January 2012 Draft Resource Reports

Draft Resource Report 1 – General Project Description

– RESOURCE REPORT 1, MAIN DOCUMENT – GENERAL PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Resource Report 1 - File 1 of 1 (1.6 MB, 104 pages)

– APPENDIX 1A - U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY TOPOGRAPHIC-BASED ROUTE CORRIDOR MAPS

Appendix 1A - File 1 of 8 (8.3 MB, 40 pages)
Appendix 1A - File 2 of 8 (8.2 MB, 37 pages)
Appendix 1A - File 3 of 8 (8.3 MB, 27 pages)
Appendix 1A - File 4 of 8 (8.2 MB, 36 pages)
Appendix 1A - File 5 of 8 (8.4 MB, 30 pages)
Appendix 1A - File 6 of 8 (8.4 MB, 31 pages)
Appendix 1A - File 7 of 8 (8.5 MB, 37 pages)
Appendix 1A - File 8 of 8 (1.7 MB, 8 pages)

– APPENDIX 1B - FACILITY PLOT PLANS AND LOCATION MAPS

Appendix 1B - File 1 of 2 (8.4 MB, 58 pages)
Appendix 1B - File 2 of 2 (5.5 MB, 18 pages)

– APPENDIX 1C - HIGHWAY AND PIPELINE PROXIMITY TABLES

Appendix 1C - File 1 of 1 (254 KB, 2 pages)

– APPENDIX 1D - TABLE OF ADDITIONAL TEMPORARY WORKSPACE BY MILEPOST

Appendix 1D - File 1 of 1 (693 KB, 38 pages)

– APPENDIX 1E - TYPICAL DRAWINGS

Appendix 1E - File 1 of 1 (2.7 MB, 70 pages)

– APPENDIX 1F - PRELIMINARY TABLE OF NEW AND MODIFIED ACCESS ROADS

Appendix 1F - File 1 of 1 (1.5 MB, 76 pages)

– APPENDIX 1G - TABLE SUMMARIZING BORROW SITES

Appendix 1G - File 1 of 1 (328 KB, 6 pages)

– APPENDIX 1H - RATIONALE FOR THE WIDTH OF THE CONSTRUCTION AND PERMANENT RIGHT-OF-WAY

Appendix 1H - File 1 of 1 (1.03 MB, 16 pages)

– APPENDIX 1I - TABLE OF CONSTRUCTION RIGHTSOFWAY BY MILEPOST

Appendix 1I - File 1 of 1 (449 KB, 46 pages)

– APPENDIX 1J - ALASKA PIPELINE PROJECT’S EROSION CONTROL, REVEGETATION, AND MAINTENANCE PLAN

Appendix 1J - File 1 of 1 (373 KB, 38 pages)

– APPENDIX 1K - ALASKA PIPELINE PROJECT’S WETLAND AND WATERBODY CONSTRUCTION AND MITIGATION PROCEDURES

Appendix 1K - File 1 of 1 (8.5 MB, 94 pages)

– APPENDIX 1L - AGENCY CORRESPONDENCE

Appendix 1L - File 1 of 10 (8.6 MB, 130 pages)
Appendix 1L - File 2 of 10 (8.6 MB, 157 pages)
Appendix 1L - File 3 of 10 (8.6 MB, 92 pages)
Appendix 1L - File 4 of 10 (8.5 MB, 10 pages)
Appendix 1L - File 5 of 10 (8.0 MB, 8 pages)
Appendix 1L - File 6 of 10 (8.4 MB, 10 pages)
Appendix 1L - File 7 of 10 (8.0 MB, 8 pages)
Appendix 1L - File 8 of 10 (8.0 MB, 8 pages)
Appendix 1L - File 9 of 10 (8.6 MB, 32 pages)
Appendix 1L - File 10 of 10 (1.6 MB, 21 pages)

– APPENDIX 1M - AFFECTED LANDOWNER NAMES AND ADDRESSES

Appendix 1M - File 1 of 1 (253 KB, 2 pages)

– APPENDIX 1N - SUMMARY OF STAKEHOLDER OUTREACH MEETINGS

Appendix 1N - File 1 of 1 ( 532KB, 10 pages)

– APPENDIX 1O - PRELIMINARY ALIGNMENT SHEETS

Appendix 1O - File 1 of 15 (8.5 MB,  29 pages)
Appendix 1O - File 2 of 15 (8.5 MB,  30 pages)
Appendix 1O - File 3 of 15 (8.2 MB,  29 pages)
Appendix 1O - File 4 of 15 (8.3 MB,  27 pages)
Appendix 1O - File 5 of 15 (8.2 MB,  21 pages)
Appendix 1O - File 6 of 15 (8.2 MB,  21 pages)
Appendix 1O - File 7 of 15 (7.9 MB,  25 pages)
Appendix 1O - File 8 of 15 (9.0 MB,  20 pages)
Appendix 1O - File 9 of 15 (8.0 MB,  17 pages)
Appendix 1O - File 10 of 15 (8.3 MB,  19 pages)
Appendix 1O - File 11 of 15 (8.5 MB,  21 pages)
Appendix 1O - File 12 of 15 (8.1 MB,  18 pages)
Appendix 1O - File 13 of 15 (8.3 MB,  18 pages)
Appendix 1O - File 14 of 15 (8.2 MB,  18 pages)
Appendix 1O - File 15 of 15 (7.2 MB,  19 pages)

 

Draft Resource Report 2 – Water Use and Quality

– RESOURCE REPORT 2, MAIN DOCUMENT – WATER USE AND QUALITY

Resource Report 2 - File 1 of 1 (1.7 MB, 66 pages)

– APPENDIX 2A - PRELIMINARY SPILL PREVENTION, CONTAINMENT, AND CONTROL PLAN

Appendix 2A - File 1 of 1 (278 KB, 6 pages)

– APPENDIX 2B - WATERBODIES CROSSED BY THE PIPELINE FACILITIES

Appendix 2B - File 1 of 1 (455 KB, 28 pages)

– APPENDIX 2C - WATERBODY CONCEPTUAL CROSSING DRAWINGS

Appendix 2C - File 1 of 3 (106 KB, 2 pages)
Appendix 2C - File 2 of 3 (8.82 MB, 1 page)
Appendix 2C - File 2 of 3 (3.9 MB, 1 page)

– APPENDIX 2D - PRELIMINARY INADVERTENT RELEASE OF DRILLING MUD PLAN

Appendix 2D - File 1 of 1 (341 KB, 12 pages)

– APPENDIX 2E - WETLANDS AFFECTED BY THE PROJECT

Appendix 2E - File 1 of 1 (3.1 MB, 374 pages)

– APPENDIX 2F - NATIONAL WETLAND INVENTORY MAPS

Appendix 2F - File 1 of 26 (7.2 MB, 20 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 2 of 26 (8.7 MB, 26 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 3 of 26 (7.6 MB, 24 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 4 of 26 (4.2 MB, 10 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 5 of 26 (6.1 MB, 10 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 6 of 26 (8.5 MB, 6 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 7 of 26 (6.2 MB, 4 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 8 of 26 (9.2 MB, 20 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 9 of 26 (8.7 MB, 14 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 10 of 26 (5.4 MB, 6 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 11 of 26 (6.9 MB, 6 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 12 of 26 (4.9 MB, 2 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 13 of 26 (7.8 MB, 4 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 14 of 26 (7.5 MB, 4 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 15 of 26 (5.9 MB, 6 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 16 of 26 (4.4 MB, 8 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 17 of 26 (7.8 MB, 8 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 18 of 26 (4.7 MB, 2 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 19 of 26 (7.5 MB, 4 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 20 of 26 (5.8 MB, 6 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 21 of 26 (8.8 MB, 6 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 22 of 26 (5.3 MB, 6 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 23 of 26(7.2 MB, 6 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 24 of 26 (4.5 MB, 12 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 25 of 26 (6.8 MB, 20 pages)
Appendix 2F - File 26 of 26 (3.9 MB, 12 pages)

– APPENDIX 2G - OUTLINE OF STORMWATER POLLUTION PREVENTION PLAN

Appendix 2G - File 1 of 1 (260 KB, 6 pages)

 

Draft Resource Report 3 – Fish, Vegetation, and Wildlife Resources

– RESOURCE REPORT 3, MAIN DOCUMENT – FISH, VEGETATION, AND WILDLIFE RESOURCES

Resource Report 3 - File 1 of 1 (2.9 MB, 178 pages)

– APPENDIX 3A - SEASONAL FISH DISTRIBUTION IN THE STREAMS CROSSED BY THE PROJECT

Appendix 3A - File 1 of 1 (355 KB, 18 pages)

APPENDIX 3B - APPLICANT-PREPARED ESSENTIAL FISH HABITAT ASSESSMENT

Appendix 3B - File 1 of 1 (271 KB, 2 pages)

– APPENDIX 3C - VEGETATION IMPACTS

Appendix 3C - File 1 of 1 (409 KB, 18 pages)

– APPENDIX 3D - APPLICANT-PREPARED BIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT

Appendix 3D - File 1 of 1 (277 KB, 2 pages)

– APPENDIX 3E - RAPTOR NEST LOCATION MAPPING

Appendix 3E - File 1 of 1 (277 KB, 2 pages)

– APPENDIX 3F - MIGRATORY BIRD CONSERVATION PLAN

Appendix 3F - File 1 of 1 (281 KB, 2 pages)

 

Draft Resource Report 4 – Cultural Resources

– RESOURCE REPORT 4, MAIN DOCUMENT – CULTURAL RESOURCES

Resource Report 4 - File 1 of 1 (822 KB, 18 pages)

– APPENDIX 4A - OUTLINE OF CULTURAL RESOURCES AND HUMAN REMAINS COMPONENT OF CONSTRUCTION UNANTICIPATED DISCOVERIES PLAN

Appendix 4A - File 1 of 1 (277 KB, 4 pages)

– APPENDIX 4B - SUMMARY OF ALASKA NATIVE ORGANIZATION AND GROUP CONSULTATIONS

Appendix 4B - File 1 of 1 (271 KB, 4 pages)

– APPENDIX 4C - CULTURAL RESOURCES AFFECTED BY THE ALASKA PIPELINE PROJECT

Appendix 4C - File 1 of 1 (278 KB, 8 pages)

– APPENDIX 4D - 2010 CULTURAL RESOURCE FIELD STUDY RESULTS

Appendix 4D - File 1 of 1 (257 KB, 2 pages)

– APPENDIX 4E - ETHNOGRAPHIC STUDY

Appendix 4E - File 1 of 1 (258 KB, 2 pages)

 

Draft Resource Report 5 – Socioeconomics

– RESOURCE REPORT 5, MAIN DOCUMENT – SOCIOECONOMICS

Resource Report 5 - File 1 of 1 (1.2 MB, 106 pages)

– APPENDIX 5A - DETAILED TABLES

Appendix 5A - File 1 of 1 (794 KB, 58 pages)

– APPENDIX 5B - TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM - GEOGRAPHIC AND TEMPORAL SCOPE OF SOCIOECONOMIC ANALYSIS

Appendix 5B - File 1 of 1 (1.7 MB, 26 pages)

– APPENDIX 5C - TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM - HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF THE ALASKA ECONOMY

Appendix 5C - File 1 of 1 (544 KB, 54 pages)

– APPENDIX 5D - TECHNICAL MEMORANDUM - MODEL ASSUMPTIONS AND REASONABLY FORESEEABLE FUTURE ACTIONS

Appendix 5D - File 1 of 1 (888 KB, 34 pages)

– APPENDIX 5E - SUBSISTENCE ANALYSIS FOR THE ALASKA PIPELINE PROJECT

Appendix 5E - File 1 of 9 (8.4 MB, 602 pages)
Appendix 5E - File 2 of 9 (8.4 MB, 42 pages)
Appendix 5E - File 3 of 9 (8.3 MB, 38 pages)
Appendix 5E - File 4 of 9 (8.3 MB, 48 pages)
Appendix 5E - File 5 of 9 (8.2 MB, 39 pages)
Appendix 5E - File 6 of 9 (8.3 MB, 41 pages)
Appendix 5E - File 7 of 9 (8.4 MB, 39 pages)
Appendix 5E - File 8 of 9 (8.4 MB, 50 pages)
Appendix 5E - File 9 of 9 (8.5 MB, 49 pages)

 

Draft Resource Report 6 – Geological Resources

– RESOURCE REPORT 6, MAIN DOCUMENT – GEOLOGICAL RESOURCES

Resource Report 6 - File 1 of 1 (2.8 MB, 62 pages)

– APPENDIX 6A - ACTIVE INDUSTRIAL MINERAL CLAIMS AND LEASES

Appendix 6A - File 1 of 1 (280 KB, 8 pages)

– APPENDIX 6B - OUTLINE OF BLASTING PLAN

Appendix 6B - File 1 of 1 (257 KB, 4 pages)

– APPENDIX 6C - SUMMARY OF PROBABLE AND POTENTIAL BLASTING LOCATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH PIPELINE FACILITIES TABLE

Appendix 6C - File 1 of 1 (302 KB, 16 pages)

– APPENDIX 6D - OUTLINE OF THE SIGNIFICANT PALEONTOLOGICAL RESOURCES COMPONENT OF CONSTRUCTION UNANTICIPATED DISCOVERIES PLAN

Appendix 6D - File 1 of 1 (258 KB, 4 pages)

 

Draft Resource Report 7 – Soil Resources

– RESOURCE REPORT 7, MAIN DOCUMENT – SOIL RESOURCES

Resource Report 7 - File 1 of 1 (5.3 MB, 75 pages)

– APPENDIX 7A - SUMMARY AND MILEPOSTED DATA TABLES BASED ON TERRAIN MAPPING

Appendix 7A - File 1 of 1 (1.7 MB, 228 pages)

– APPENDIX 7B - SUMMARY AND MILEPOSTED DATA TABLES BASED ON STSTSGO2 SOIL MAPPING

Appendix 7B - File 1 of 1 (700 KB, 30 pages)

 

Draft Resource Report 8 – Land Use, Recreation, and Aesthetics

– RESOURCE REPORT 8, MAIN DOCUMENT – LAND USE, RECREATION, AND AESTHETICS

Resource Report 8 - File 1 of 1 (4.9 MB, 91 pages)

– APPENDIX 8A - LAND USE AND OWNERSHIP AFFECTED BY CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF THE PIPELINE FACILITIES BY MILEPOST

Appendix 8A - File 1 of 1 (330 KB, 12 pages)

– APPENDIX 8B - LAND USE AND OWNERSHIP AFFECTED BY CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF ADDITIONAL TEMPORARY WORKSPACE AREAS

Appendix 8B - File 1 of 1 (1.4 MB, 166 pages)

– APPENDIX 8C - LAND USE AND OWNERSHIP AFFECTED BY CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF BORROW SITES

Appendix 8C - File 1 of 1 (33 KB, 10 pages)

 

Draft Resource Report 9 – Air and Noise Quality

– RESOURCE REPORT 9, MAIN DOCUMENT – AIR AND NOISE QUALITY

Resource Report 9 - File 1 of 1 (2.5 MB, 56 pages)

– APPENDIX 9A - SAMPLE EMISSION CALCULATIONS

Appendix 9A - File 1 of 5 (1.7 MB, 216 pages)
Appendix 9A - File 2 of 5 (792 KB, 28 pages)
Appendix 9A - File 3 of 5 (134 KB, 22 pages)
Appendix 9A - File 4 of 5 (523 KB, 8 pages)
Appendix 9A - File 5 of 5 (182 KB, 24 pages)

 

Draft Resource Report 10 – Alternatives

– RESOURCE REPORT 10, MAIN DOCUMENT – ALTERNATIVES

Resource Report 10 - File 1 of 1 (8.1 MB, 76 pages)

– APPENDIX 10A - ROUTE MAPS COMPARING ROUTE VARIATIONS TO THE PROPOSED ROUTE

Appendix 10A - File 1 of 1 (5.9 MB, 34 pages)

– APPENDIX 10B - DOCKING CONFIGURATION ALTERNATIVES

Appendix 10B - File 1 of 1 (1.5 MB, 8 pages)

 

Draft Resource Report 11 – Safety and Reliability

– RESOURCE REPORT 11, MAIN DOCUMENT – SAFETY AND RELIABILITY

Resource Report 11- File 1 of 1 (442 KB, 22 pages)

– APPENDIX 11A - OUTLINE OF FIRE PREVENTION AND SUPPRESSION

Appendix 11A - File 1 of 1 (246 KB, 4 pages)

– APPENDIX 11B - GTP ENGINEERING INFORMATION

Appendix 11B - File 1 of 1 (282 KB, 2 pages)

 

Preliminary Draft Resource Reports 1 and 10

In April 2011, the applicant submitted preliminary draft resource reports for the project description and alternatives. The January 2012 draft resource reports are revisions of these documents based on agency and public input. The applicant provided a response to agency comments on the preliminary draft resource reports concurrent with the revised draft resource reports. These documents are provided below under the appropriate preliminary draft resource report.

Preliminary Draft Resource Report 1

– PRELIMINARY DRAFT RESOURCE REPORT 1 – PROJECT DESCRIPTION

Preliminary Draft Resource Report 1 (6.04 MB, 189 pages)

– APPENDIX 1A– U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY TOPOGRAPHIC-BASED CORRIDOR MAPS

Preliminary Draft Resource Report 1 Appendix 1A, Part 1 (24.92 MB, 73 pages)

Preliminary Draft Resource Report 1 Appendix 1A, Part 2 (26.48 MB, 74 pages)

– PRELIMINARY DRAFT RESOURCE REPORT 1 – AGENCY COMMENTS AND APPLICANT RESPONSE

Preliminary Draft Resource Report 1 (107 KB, 26 pages)

 

Preliminary Draft Resource Report 10

– PRELIMINARY DRAFT RESOURCE REPORT 10 – ALTERNATIVES

Preliminary Draft Resource Report 10 (704 KB, 24 pages)

– PRELIMINARY DRAFT RESOURCE REPORT 10 – AGENCY COMMENTS AND APPLICANT RESPONSE

Preliminary Draft Resource Report 10 Comments and Response (31 KB, 7 pages)

 

Notice of intent for the Alaska Pipeline Project

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a notice of intent to prepare an environmental impact statement for the natural gas pipeline project proposed by TransCanada/ExxonMobil. This was the first formal step in the National Environmental Policy Act process. The notice of intent was published Aug. 5, 2011, in the Federal Register, the official journal of the U.S. government. The notice identifies a draft schedule for public scoping meetings, targeted to start in early 2012, for more information about these scoping meetings, click here

Notice of Intent - August 2011

– FEDERAL REGISTER NOTICE OF INTENT

Federal Register notice (194 KB, 4 pages)

– FERC ELIBRARY NOTICE OF INTENT

FERC e-library notice - (171 KB, 9 pages) 

– FERC ELIBRARY NOTICE OF INTENT - ATTACHMENT 1 - ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW PROCESS FLOWCHART

Attachment 1 (222 KB, 1 page)

– FERC ELIBRARY NOTICE OF INTENT - ATTACHMENT 2 - APP GENERAL LOCATION MAP

Attachment 2 (538 KB, 1 page)

– FERC ELIBRARY NOTICE OF INTENT - ATTACHMENT 3 - ENVIRONMENTAL REQUEST FORM

Attachment 3 (136 KB, 2 pages)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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