NDPC pursues permitting options for temporary water transfer lines

The North Dakota Petroleum Council (NDPC) has been meeting with officials from the North Dakota Department of Transportation and Western Dakota Energy Association (WDEA) to develop a model set of permitting requirements for the approval of temporary water transfer lines.  NDPC members have been experiencing a myriad of steps and processes to get the lines permitted in a timely manner.

“This is a new oversight and permitting process for government entities,” said Brady Pelton, Government Affairs Manager for the NDPC. “Everybody wins, if we can work together and develop a model permitting process that adequately engages landowners and allows the state or political subdivision to get the information necessary to quickly approve a permit.”

Geoff Simon, the Executive Director of the WDEA says, “Temporary water transfer lines reduce road impacts, eliminate dust, save wildlife, improve the environmental footprint of industry and most importantly, save lives.”

NDPC will keep you posted on this issue.