Magellan Midstream Partners, LP
Location: Texas – Statewide
Zephyr assisted Magellan Midstream Partners, LP with the environmental permitting for the BridgeTex Pipeline, a new 450-mile new crude oil pipeline that required federal, state, and local permitting. Zephyr initially conducted an environmental constraints analysis to identify the location and extent of natural and cultural resources. Zephyr coordinated with representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and the Texas Historical Commission to notify them of the project and to seek feedback with our project approach. Zephyr and our subconsultants conducted field surveys (wetland assessments, threatened and endangered species habitat assessments and cultural resource assessments) for the 450 mile right of way and prepared all necessary permit applications and documents for the federal, state and local permitting and authorizations. Zephyr conducted formal Section 7 consultation between the USACE and USFWS to mitigate for project impacts to habitat for two threatened and endangered species. Zephyr obtained these authorizations in order to begin construction within the project schedule.