11-Mile Natural Gas Pipeline
The project site consisted of a proposed 50 feet wide, 11 miles long natural gas pipeline corridor. The environmentally sensitive area runs along the floodplain of the Northeast Cape Fear River, Prince George Creek and Island Creek. In addition, the area includes residential, agricultural and industrial usages, and undeveloped woodland areas.
S&ME provided jurisdictional delineation and permitting, protected species assessment, cultural and historical assessment, and geotechnical services. The jurisdictional delineation included field flagging, coordination with the USACE and Division of Coastal Management for delineation concurrence purposes. It also included USACE Nationwide Permitting and CAMA General Permitting. Protected species assessments included literature review of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) and North Carolina Natural Heritage Program (NCNHP) databases, field reconnaissance, and coordination/consultation with FWS and NCNHP personnel. Cultural/historical assessments included literature review of State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) information, field review, and consultation with SHPO.
S&ME also provided geotechnical services including subsurface exploration in the area of the building additions and proposed parking lot area using Standard Penetration Testing and soil classification, Dynamic Cone Penetrometer testing, standard Proctor, and California Bearing Ratio testing.