Trachte’s modular, pre-engineered, pre-assembled enclosures are flexible in size/design, built around an expandable galvanized steel framework, and available in transportable sizes from 4-30 feet wide.
The distribution of natural gas in an urban utility has inherent risks. Distribution networks are located underground, out of sight and typically under pavement in close proximity to buildings, residences and subsurface structures.
El Paso Corporation, operator of the nation’s largest interstate natural gas pipeline system, has been awarded the U.S. Department of Interior, Bureau of Land Management (BLM) 2008 Hardrock Mineral Environmental Award for environmental excellence in reclamation work on the Comstock Mill Site project in Storey County, NV.
The inventory, evaluation and treatment of cultural resources represent a significant challenge for those charged with siting and permitting natural gas pipelines. Recent pipeline projects in the U.S. have involved environmental study corridors that are extensive, resulting in the identification of large numbers of cultural resources. Fortunately, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has attempted to reduce the number of steps required to achieve licensing for projects under its oversight. Specifically, the FERC has introduced a program called the Pre-filing Process.