Summary: Paradigm Midstream Services – ND, LLC is proposing to construct and operate the 70-mile Sacagawea oil and gas pipeline system in McKenzie and Mountrail Counties, North Dakota for the purpose of transporting crude oil produced by Bakken Field wells from McKenzie County to rail and pipeline transmission locations in Mountrail County. An environmental assessment and finding of no significant impact was developed by the lead agency, Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), to address the installation and operation of the pipeline, which would span privately owned lands, state trust lands, Fort Berthold Indian Reservation lands, and lands managed and regulated by the Corps.
The Omaha District is seeking public comments on the environmental assessment addendum which assesses potential impacts from the portion of the pipeline that would span Garrison Project lands (specifically pipeline laid under Lake Sakakawea and the Missouri River via horizontal directional drilling) and Corps regulated lands (i.e., fee surface, allotted, and tribal lands).
Geographic Scope: Lake Sakakawea, Garrison Project, North Dakota
Decision/Date: Finding of No Significant Impact/April 15, 2016