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Main Title Choosing offshore pipeline routes : problems and solutions /
Author Gowen, Ann M., ; Goetz, M. J. ; Waitsman, I. M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Goetz, M. J.
Waitsman, Irvin M.
CORP Author New England River Basins Commission, Boston, MA.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab.-Cincinnati, OH.
Publisher Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1980
Report Number EPA-600/7-80-114
Stock Number PB80-205842
OCLC Number 07011044
Subjects Underwater pipelines--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Underwater pipelines ; Route surveys ; Pipeline transportation ; Offshore structures ; Environmental impacts ; Fishing grounds ; Problem solving ; Geologic investigations
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-7-80-114 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 12/21/2015
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-7-80-114 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ELBD  EPA 600-7-80-114 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/30/2018
ERAD  EPA 600/7-80-114 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/19/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-7-80-114 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB80-205842 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation xii, 92 pages : illustrations, tables ; 28 cm.
The report discusses the environmental and fisheries problems associated with offshore pipelines. The report focuses on how these problems can be addressed during the pipeline planning and route selection process. Geologic hazards are highlighted as the major factors related to pipeline failure which can be addressed through the pipeline routing process. Habitats and ecosystems are particularly susceptible to installation-related disturbances. These areas as well as those where geologic hazards are most likely to be encountered are described. Fishing problems highlighted include loss of access to fishing areas due to pipelines both from platform to shore and between platforms. The effects of obstructions on bottom fishing gear are also considered. The concept of pipeline trenching for safety and stability is discussed. Finally, criteria to use in analyzing a proposed pipeline route are presented. Topics discussed include general industry siting criteria, geologic and environmental areas to avoid in pipeline siting and methods for minimizing unavoidable impacts. The report is designed to be used by scientists or engineers involved in offshore petroleum pipeline planning.
"Coastal Programs Division, New England River Basins Commission." "Oil and Hazardous Materials Spills Branch, Industrial Environmental Research Laboratory." Includes bibliographical references. "Interagency agreement no. 78-D-X0063." "Project Officer John S. Farlow, Oil and Hazardous Materials Spills Branch."