Gathering Pipeline Phase I Archaeological Survey

A natural gas client required assistance with permitting, field routing, designing, and constructing its first gathering system in the Marcellus Shale Formation.

RETTEW provided archaeological investigation services to meet permitting requirements for construction of 8.5 miles of natural gas gathering pipeline intended to deliver gas from the client’s wells to a transmission pipeline, and ultimately to market. Our cultural resources team coordinated with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to secure a permit area determination for investigation. The determination limited the area of survey to jurisdictional wetlands and streams. At the conclusion of archaeological fieldwork, RETTEW produced a comprehensive archaeological survey report that included results of the pre-field research, survey, and recommendations. We submitted the report to three regulatory agencies for review and concurrence. Because of RETTEW‘s experience on numerous other Marcellus Shale cultural resource projects, and our well-established working relationships with regulatory agencies, we received concurrence on our recommendations within one month.

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