Rattlesnake Creek Waterline Replacement ProjectClient : National Fuels Gas Supply Corporation
Location: Horton Township, Elk County, Pennsylvania
Skelly and Loy conducted wetland identification/delineation, environmental site assessment, and permitting associated with the replacement of a water line serving a natural gas compressor station. The Rattlesnake Creek is designated as “exceptional value” and “high-quality cold water fishes” stream with a wild trout population. Skelly and Loy determined that the waterline crossed an intermittent headwater section of the creek. The high-quality stream and adjacent wetlands mandated permitting other than the typical PA Department of Environmental Protection General Permit #5 for natural gas facilities. Skelly and Loy successfully acquired a General Permit #11 from DEP, along with a PA Fish & Boat Commission ”time of year” exemption to allow fall/winter work during zero channel flow. Temporary construction impacts to the wetlands stream were minimal and there were no permanent impacts.
Markets: Oil & Gas
Services: Environmental Site Assessment, Wetland Delineation/Identification, Permitting