BLM planning for pipeline project

DICKINSON The Bureau of Land Management North Dakota Field Office in Dickinson is seeking comments on a proposed Bear Den Phase 2 pipeline project in McKenzie County. The comment period will end on Jan. 17, 2014.

Enable Bakken Crude Services, LLC, has filed a right-of-way application with BLM, proposing to construct, operate, maintain and decommission the Bear Den Phase 2 Project.

The purpose of the public scoping period is to obtain feedback on relevant issues that may influence the scope of the environmental analysis associated with the project application, including alternatives; and guide the process for developing the Environmental Assessment.

The project will include the construction of about 14 miles of crude oil pipeline and about 14 miles of a produced water pipeline system.

The proposed pipelines would transport oil from existing producing oil wells in McKenzie County to an existing outlet pipeline and transport produced water from the same wells to an existing, approved disposal well. The proposed pipelines would be buried and follow existing pipeline and utility easements to the extent practicable.

Comments can be sent to: BLM North Dakota Field Office, Attention Lowell Hassler, project manager, Bear Den Project, 99-23rd Ave. W., Suite A, Dickinson, ND 58601.