In keeping with the administration’s priorities of energy dominance and creating jobs, the Bureau of Land Management Alaska is cooperating with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the analysis of the Alaska Stand Alone Pipeline Project (ASAP).
ASAP is a proposed 733-mile natural gas pipeline from Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Ocean to Point MacKenzie on Cook Inlet and could bring to market an estimated 500 million standard cubic feet of natural gas from the North Slope per day. During construction, the pipeline is projected to provide 8,000 jobs. The project requires a right-of-way to cross 230 miles of federally managed public lands.
A Notice of Availability of the Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement was published in the Federal Register today beginning a 45-day public comment period. Several public meetings and subsistence hearings are scheduled throughout July and August in communities along the proposed pipeline route.
BLM Alaska is processing the Right-of-Way application through federal land. As part of the Draft Supplemental EIS, the BLM prepared an analysis of subsistence impacts in accordance with Section 810 of the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act.
The Alaska District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is the lead federal agency on the ASAP project.