Presenter: Ted Hollingsworth

Commission Agenda Item No. 15
Action
Pipeline Easement - Orange County
Tony Houseman Wildlife Management Area
May 2008

I. Executive Summary: Staff has been negotiating terms and conditions for the installation of a 24-inch pipeline at the Tony Houseman Wildlife Management Area within an existing pipeline right-of-way.

II. Discussion: The 3900-acre Tony Houseman Wildlife Management Area (WMA) was acquired and is managed for wetland credit used by Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) as mitigation for impacts associated with road development projects in southeast Texas. Denbury Green Pipeline - Texas, LLC, wishes to install a 24-inch diameter carbon dioxide pipeline across the WMA by means of a series of horizontal directional drills with final pipeline alignment within an existing Florida Gas Pipeline right-of-way (ROW). Impacts will consist of pipeline insertion and extraction points and equipment staging areas. All are considered temporary and restorable.

III. Recommendation: The staff recommends the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission adopt the following motion:

"The Executive Director is authorized to negotiate and recommend to the Texas General Land Office terms under which a lease may be issued for the installation of an underground 24-inch pipeline across the Tony Houseman Wildlife Management Area."

Attachments - 2

  1. Exhibit A - Location Map
  2. Exhibit B - Site Map

Commission Agenda Item No. 15
Exhibit A

Location of Tony Houseman WMA

Location of Tony Houseman WMA in relation to the state of Texas

For help in interpreting this map, please contact Ted Hollingsworth.


Commission Agenda Item No. 15
Exhibit B

Site Map

Location of pipeline route in relation to Tony Houseman WMA and Sabine River

For help in interpreting this map, please contact Ted Hollingsworth.


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