Nonexclusive Franchise Pipeline Agreement; Plains LPG (PP12234); (JDG 01-12)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Kern County
Document Title
Nonexclusive Franchise Pipeline Agreement; Plains LPG (PP12234); (JDG 01-12)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use

Document Description
The nonexclusive Franchise Pipeline Agreement by Plains LPG Services L.P. is comprised of an approximate fourteen mile pipeline route that would include the installation of three new petroleum pipelines: 1) a four inch natural gas condensate line; 2) a six inch propane line; and 3) a six inch butane line. The proposed route begins at the Inergy north Coles Levee Fractionator Facility near Tupman, CA. The pipeline would trend north-north easterly along the Kern Water Bank, and then continue northward across agricultural lands until the pipeline reaches the termination point at the Plains Lone Star facility located near Shafter, CA. The project will allow the direct transfer of products and therefore reduce the need for transport of such products by vehicles. The project will also include the construction of additional appurtenances necessary for operation of the new pipelines. Although the majority of the pipeline will be constructed underground, a portion of the pipeline will be constructed above ground and be placed on sleepers. The pipeline route has been designed to minimize habitat disturbances by locating the proposed pipeline within existing or adjacent to existing pipeline rights-of-way, existing roadways or other areas that have been previously disturbed by recent human activities. As proposed, the pipeline will be constructed within a 50-foot right-of-way (ROW) in areas where conditions permit.

Contact Information
James D. Golden
Kern County Planning and Community Dev. Dept.
2700 M Street, Suite 100
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 862-5130


Cross Streets
Seventh Standard Road, Highway 58, I-5
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 43, 58, 119
Burlington Northern Sante Fe
Rio Bravo ES, Rio Bravo-Greeley ES
Kern River, Buena Vista Canal, James Dixon Canal, Main Canal, Poineer Canal
Other Location Info

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (various)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Nonexclusive Franchise Pipeline Agreement
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Energy Commission California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 California State Lands Commission Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency California Native American Heritage Commission

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