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SWG-2019-00698 - Dow Hydrocarbons and Resources LLC - San Bernard River - Brazoria County,

Published June 23, 2020
Expiration date: 7/9/2020

Full Public Notice            Project Plans

PROJECT DESCRIPTION:  The applicant is requesting to decommission two 12.75” diameter section pipelines (North and South crossings) measuring approximately 506 feet for each segment, these pipelines were permitted and constructed in 1942.  The applicant is requesting to decommission 506 feet of the north and south segment pipelines under San Bernard River.  The purpose is to replace the existing crossing section (a separate Regional General Permit) based on an In-Line Inspection (ILI) that was performed on the pipeline.  Based on the data from the ILI, two areas located in the existing river crossing section, that meet the criteria based on 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 195 for liquid pipelines, need to be replaced.  Based on the installation of new 12.75" section, the two existing 12.75" sections are to be abandoned/decommissioned in place as they will not meet the requirements for service.  The applicant states that there will be no discharge of fill material or excavation to waters of the United States for the proposed project.  Water will be placed inside the two 12.75" pipelines, and both pipelines will be capped on each side of the river crossing.  The pipeline sections are being decommissioned in place to avoid disturbance to the river or its banks.  This will avoid the possibility of having to dig the river banks back which could cause future erosion.  It will also avoid any digging in the river or collapsing of the river bottom in the cavity where the abandoned pipeline sections would be pulled out.