Expiration date: 3/1/2017
Ms. Renee Huntman (Halliburton Energy Services, Inc.) stated the overall project purpose is to maintain safe traffic patterns and adequate storage for equipment on the Halliburton Energy Services, Inc. (HES) gravel pad north of Deadhorse, providing support to their ongoing oil and gas operations on the North Slope. The project site is located within Section 18, T. 10 N., R. 15 E., on USGS Quad Map AK-BEECHEY POINT A-3; Umiat Meridian; Latitude 70.22773°N, Longitude -148.41326°W, Spine Road, ADL Lease #47660, Deadhorse, Alaska. PROPOSED WORK: The proposed work is to expand the current HES gravel pad by 5.35-acres. Approximately 52,000 cubic yards of clean fill material would be placed in wetlands abutting the north side of the existing HES pad and to east of an existing pipeline. The gravel pad expansion would be constructed so it is level with the existing pad, 5 feet thick. According to Halliburton, the gravel will provide area for parking 30 pieces of additional oilfield equipment (20,000 square feet), palletized storage area for bulk proppant (10,000 square feet), area for function testing equipment (2,000 square feet) and storage of snow in the winter. The work would impact a total of approximately 5.35 acres of tundra wetlands that would be filled. According to the applicant, the wetlands to be filled are primarily of high to moderate value, “Category II” wetlands. The affected acres are Cowardin Classes PUBH, PEM1E, and PEM1F. Their HGM Classes are Riverine, Depressional, and Flat. Gravel would be transported by large dump trucks and placed, leveled, and compacted with dozers, loaders, graders, and a vibrating rolling compactor. Please contact Heather Markway at (907) 753-2797, toll free from within Alaska at (800) 478-2712, by fax at (907) 753-5567, or by email at Heather.N.Markway@usace.army.mil if further information is desired concerning this notice.