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USACE seeks public comment on Environmental Assessment for horizontal directional drill pipe replacement project in Iowa

Published Oct. 19, 2022

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District is seeking public comment to evaluate the impacts of the proposed Northern Natural Gas Company Odebolt Creek Horizontal Directional Drill Pipe Replacement Project in Ida Grove, Iowa.

The proposed project entails installing a new pipeline with adequate cover and to remove an exposed pipeline segment. The new pipe will be installed approximately 25 feet below Odebolt Creek. The public is encouraged to provide comments on the draft environmental assessment which can be downloaded at: https://usace.contentdm.oclc.org/digital/collection/p16021coll7/id/21754

Reference: Proposed Northern Natural Gas Company IAB80301-1.50-C18 Mapleton BL-Odebolt Creek Horizontal Directional Drill Pipe Replacement Project City of Ida Grove, Ida County, Iowa

Comments can be mailed to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Omaha District; CENWO-PMA-C; ATTN: Christopher Weber, Northern Natural Gas HDD Odebolt Creek EA; 1616 Capitol Avenue; Omaha, NE 68102-4901. Comments can also be emailed to: cenwo-planning@usace.army.mil.

All Comments must be postmarked or received no later than November 19, 2022.

BACKGROUND: Project activities include the replacement of approximately 538 feet of pipeline to replace exposed pipe. The project includes the installation of the new pipeline segment via the HDD construction method with approximately 117 feet of pipeline to be installed on either side of Odebolt Creek via open cut construction techniques. The project will ensure system reliability, pipeline integrity, and public safety.


Release no. 22-052