NAME OF APPLICANT: Texas Eastern Transmission, LP, c/o Edge Engineering and Science, LLC, Attn: Ms. Louise Holley, 16285 Park Ten Place, Suite 400, Houston, TX 77084.
LOCATION OF WORK: The work is to take place at seven different locations. The Gillis Compressor Station located approximately 6.7 miles northeast of Gillis, Louisiana, in Beauregard Parish, 30.459169, -93.1457; Momentum M & R Station approximately 6.6 miles northeast of Gillis, Louisiana, in Beauregard Parish, 30.454139, -93.1399; Iowa Plant approximately 2.5 miles northwest of Iowa, Louisiana, Jefferson Davis Parish, 30.275836, -93.025853; Trunkline M & R Station approximately 2.5 miles northwest of Iowa, Louisiana, Jefferson Davis Parish, 30.279833, -93.028122; East Calcasieu Compressor Station approximately 4.9 miles northwest of Bell City, Louisiana, in Calcasieu Parish, 30.155339, -93.034244; Grand Chenier Compressor Station approximately 4.4 miles northeast of Creole, Louisiana, Cameron Parish, 29.816522, -93.041053; TransCameron M & R Station and TransCameron M & R Interconnecting Piping approximately 4 miles southeast of Creole, Louisiana, Cameron Parish, 29.779917, -93.046269.
CHARACTER OF WORK: The applicant has requested a Department of the Army (DA) authorization to construct, install, maintain and operate new facilities and make modifications to existing facilities, for transporting natural gas to the Venture Global Calcasieu Pass LNG Facility. New work will include a new compressor station (East Calcasieu Compressor Station) with associated appurtenances; a new delivery metering and regulating station and related facilities (TransCameron M & R Station and piping), to include 0.2 miles of 30” interconnecting pipe; construct a new receipt M & R station (Momentum M & R Station) and related facilities at a new interconnect with Momentum Midstream; and construct a new bi-directional M & R Station (Trunkline M & R Station) with related facilities at a new interconnect with Trunkline. Modifications to existing facilities would include the installation of equipment, including a filter separator and regulator at the Gillis Compressor Station; modifications to existing launcher and receiver facilities and piping modifications to bypass Texas Eastern’s existing Iowa Plant; and modifications to the existing launcher and receiver and isolation and piping modifications to bypass Texas Eastern’s existing Grand Chenier Compressor Station. The proposed project will require approximately 34,659 cubic yards of fill material, with 20,963 cubic yards being placed in wetlands. Activities will also require the excavation of approximately 6,111 cubic yards of material, with 2,938 cubic yards excavated in wetlands. Following construction, areas temporarily impacted by the project will be restored to pre-construction grade and allowed to revegetate. Project implementation would temporarily impact approximately 59.29 acres of PEM wetlands and 1.29 acres of PSS. In addition, approximately 4.67 acres of PEM wetlands will be permanently impacted. The applicant proposes to offset unavoidable wetland impacts by purchasing mitigation credits from Corps-approved mitigation banks within the New Orleans District, if a DA permit is warranted.