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Williams Gas Pipeline Company is seeking a stream buffer variance to allow for pipeline safety inspections and repairs as required by 49 CFR 192 Subpart I
Nov 12, 2012 | 116 views | email to a friend | print

Williams Gas Pipeline Company is seeking a stream buffer variance to allow for pipeline safety inspections and repairs as required by 49 CFR 192 Subpart I, 49 CFR 192 Subpart O, and 49 CFR 192 Sections 192.5, 192.609, and 192.611, WGP Policies and Procedures, as well as, industry best management practices. This buffer variance is specific to pipeline maintenance activities and is intended to provide timely response to repairs and other maintenance activities related to pipeline safety. Example projects may include in-kind replacements as required due to population increases, cathodic protection installation and repair, valve maintenance, anomaly investigation and repair, smart pigging, roadway casing inspection and repairs, pipe recoating, stream bank stabilizations, pipeline lowering, and other repairs where pipe is exposed or shallow. The project would impact buffers within the existing pipeline right-of-way adjacent to state waters within the Chattahoochee, Flint, Ocmulgee, Oconee and Savannah River Basins.??The public can review site plans at: Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division, Water Protection Branch, 4220 International Parkway, Suite 101, Atlanta, Georgia 30354 (404) 675-6232.??Please send written comments to: Program Manager, Non-Point Source Program, Erosion and Sedimentation Control Unit, 4220 International Parkway, Suite 101, Atlanta, Georgia 30354.??PN: 11/8