Fish & Wildlife 4 (Fresno)
(California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4)
Mojave Line No. 1901 Replacement Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The Project is the replacement of two (2) sections of the Mojave Pipeline known as the Common Mainline/West Side Lateral Line (Line NO. 1901), an existing interstate natural gas pipeline facility, which is jointly owned by Mojave Pipeline Company, LLC (MPC), a subsidiary of Kinder Morgan, Inc., and Kern River Gas Transmission Company, although operated by MPC. The Project includes two (2) segment replacements of the existing 30-inch-diameter pipeline sections totaling approximately 1,825 feet with thicker-walled pipe designed to meet United State Department of Transportation (USDOT) Class III location requirements. The Permittees are required to replace the two segments of existing pipeline to maintain compliance with USDOT design and safety requirements.
Project activities include vegetation clearing along the pipeline alignment, pipe delivery and stringing, pipeline bypass installation, grading and topsoil segregation, trench digging, pipeline removal, bending and welding, pipeline installation, hydrostatic testing, padding and backfilling, and cleanup and restoration.