|Executive Summary HERE|
4.0 Environmental Consequences [117 Kb]
5.2 Route Alternatives [3314 Kb]
Appendix B Potential Releases and Pipeline Safety [500 Kb]
Appendix D Waterbody Crossing Tables and Required Crossing Criteria [9510 Kb]
Appendix G Construction Mitigation and Reclamation Plan [7665 Kb]
New Keystone XL Pipeline Application
On May 4, 2012, the Department of State received a new application from TransCanada Corp. for a proposed pipeline that would run from the Canadian border to connect to a pipeline in Steele City, Nebraska. The new application includes proposed new routes through the state of Nebraska.
The Department’s responsibility, under Executive Order 13337, is to determine if granting a permit for the proposed pipeline would serve the national interest. The Department is considering this new application on its merits. Consistent with the Executive Order, this involves consideration of many factors, including energy security, health, environmental, cultural, economic, and foreign policy concerns.
On January 31, 2014, the Department of State:
- Released a Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement for the 2012 Presidential Permit application for the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The Final SEIS is available at: http://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/finalseis/index.htm;
- Published a Fact Sheet regarding the release of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The Fact Sheet is available athttp://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/documents/organization/221283.pdf;
- Published a Media Note announcing the release of the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement. The Media Note is available at http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2014/01/221112.htm;
- Posted independent engineering assessments and associated documents prepared by Battelle and Exponent. The documents are available at http://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/proj_docs/engineering/index.htm;
- Posted additional information regarding potential organizational conflicts of interest disclosed by Environmental Resources Management (ERM), which is the Department’s third-party contractor. The documents are available at http://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/admindocs/conflicts/index.htm; and
- Posted the Environmental Report prepared for TransCanada Keystone Pipeline LP by exp Energy Services and submitted to the Department of State on September 7, 2012. The Report is available at http://keystonepipeline-xl.state.gov/proj_docs/environmental/index.htm.