The U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Amarillo Field Office, has prepared an Environmental Assessment (EA) relating to installation of a hot tap into a federal helium pipeline that runs through Rush County. The hot tap will accommodate the transfer of crude helium from the BLM-operated and maintained federal helium pipeline to one designed and built by IACX Energy, which will then process the gas into market-grade helium. Work on the installation is expected to begin in early March.
The EA is available for public review on the Federal Helium Program website at: http://www.blm.gov/nm/st/en/prog/energy/helium_program.html. Copies may also be obtained at the BLM Amarillo Field Office, 801 S. Fillmore, Ste. 500, Amarillo, Texas, 79101, or by emailing Cindy Sundblad at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This action conforms to the BLM’s Texas Resource Management Plan of 1996 which governs actions relating to the Federal Helium Program. The EA outlines the purpose and need for the action and provides details of the agency’s consultation efforts and analysis of environmental consequences and planned mitigation measures to arrive at a finding of no significant impact.