The Flanagan South Pipeline Project delivers a long-term, stable, and reliable source of energy by supplying additional capacity needed to bring increased North American crude oil production to refinery hubs on the U.S. Gulf Coast .
AECOM was the prime contractor managing environmental field survey and environmental permitting for the construction of a 600-mile crude oil pipeline from Illinois to Oklahoma. AECOM staffed and managed all environmental aspects of the field survey and permitting process including route alternatives analysis, agency consultations, environmental field studies (wetlands, surface water crossings, threatened and endangered species, cultural resources, and soil studies), permit application preparation and support for agency negotiations and public meetings.
Federal and state permit applications were prepared to address the following regulatory programs:
- Section 404 under Nationwide Permit 12, Section 401 and Section 10 applications, where applicable, to four U.S. Army Corp of Engineers Districts;
- Compliance with Section 7 Endangered Species Act (ESA) for three U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Regions for federally protected species [including the Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis) and the American burying beetle (Nicrophorus americansus)];
- Section 106 review for the National Historic Preservation Act (NHPA) in four states; and
- State-based permit applications to the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Kansas Department of Health and Environment, Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Department of Conservation, Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality.