Project Overview

ATM acted as representing agent for Southern Liquid Natural Gas/El Paso Energy (SLNG) on the development of a 735-foot wide,1,600-foot long slip. Following NEPA guidelines, this slip was constructed to provide for the safe and secure docking of tankers carrying liquefied natural gas. The project needs included the dredging of 3.3 MCY of new work material dredged to approximately -42 feet mean low water. As agent, ATM performed all of the studies and coordinated with resource agencies as part of the report compilation and permit application review. ATM provided recommendations on the 404/Section 10 permitting process regarding NEPA consistency, avoidance issues and project design. A detailed project description, alternatives analysis and project justification were provided as part of the permit development. On behalf of SLNG, ATM also participated in two Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)-sponsored public meetings to discuss the project and provided responses to public comments and stakeholder evaluations. Services included 404/Section 10 Permitting, NEPA, ecological studies, environmental engineering studies, water quality studies, shoaling rate characterization, current velocity study, wetland delineation, mitigation wetland creation.