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Ruby Pipeline starts natural gas delivery
by Tribune Staff
Aug 04, 2011 | 485 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
RENO — The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has authorized the start of service on the Ruby Pipeline, a 42-inch diameter, 678-mile interstate natural gas pipeline that crosses 368 miles of federal land beginning near Opal, Wyo., through northern Utah and northern Nevada, and ending near Malin, Ore.

The Ruby Pipeline Project was initiated in March 2008. In January 2010, FERC and eight cooperating agencies, including the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and the U.S. Forest Service, released the final environmental impact statement (EIS) for the project.

The project was approved for construction by FERC on April 5, 2010, and the right-of-way grant and plan of development were approved on July 12, 2010.

Restoration of the construction site and final stabilization and clean-up are scheduled to be completed this year. FERC and the BLM will continue to closely monitor and evaluate restoration progress along the entire pipeline right-of-way for several years.

Questions concerning the project may be directed to Mark Mackiewicz, BLM national project manager, at mmackiew@blm.gov.
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