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The contract will be awarded in the fall, with a
Notice to Proceed targeted for December 2020.

FERC Issues Final
HDD Monitoring, IR
Response Guidance
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
(FERC) has released guidance by the Environment
staff of its Office of Energy Projects to help
industry professionals improve the quality and
consistency of their HDD plans.
The guide, titled "Horizontal Directional Drill
Monitoring, Inadvertent Return Response, and
Contingency Plans," is available for download
from the FERC website.
The final guidance, which addresses industry
feedback FERC received to its earlier draft, is
intended to describe the technical components of
an HDD Plan, including drilling fluid composition
and management, monitoring procedures, and
response procedures for an inadvertent return of
drilling fluid to the ground surface (IR).
FERC staff also identify and discuss information
that is not specifically required by regulation,
but that is often considered during staff's
environmental review.
The document includes an outline for
preparation of an HDD plan in a format
FERC says is not mandatory, but which has
been effective in past presentations to the
commission. It also provides details on drilling
fluid management, documentation requirements
and a checklist of procedures and materials
needed for effective response to IRs.
By providing the guidance to industry
professionals, FERC said, it hopes to also, "as a
result, increase the efficiency and effectiveness
of the commission's environmental review and
reduce the need for supplemental data requests."

Volunteers Canvass Newark in
Service Line Replacement Push
Volunteers have been going door-to-door
in Newark, N.J., to help sign up thousands of
residents to have their corroding lead service lines
replaced.
Volunteers began the effort in early September,
passing out free bottled water and beginning to
register the estimated 18,000 homes at risk due to
old supply lines.
Mayor Ras Baraka said the city is "working
aggressively" to solve the water issue by replacing
all lead service lines. About 250 people previously

attended a meeting at City Hall to get involved
with registering residents
City, state and county officials earlier
announced a plan to borrow $120 million to dramatically cut the time it will take to replace pipes
causing the problem. City officials estimate that
more than 800 lines have been replaced so far.

company also received two citations totaling
more than $10,000 for not following specific
excavation requirements.

Lane Wins First Washington
Contract with $255 Million
Seattle Project

Colorado Company Fined
for Fatal Trench Collapse
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
has fined an excavation company for the deaths of
two Colorado workers in a collapsed trench.
The workers were installing sewer pipe in
a 15-foot-deep trench in Windsor on April
16 when it gave way. They were dead when
emergency crews reached them.
The Fort Collins Coloradoan reported that
Firestone-based Backhoe Excavating was fined
$31,446 for five citations. The largest fine was
more than $13,000 for failing to provide an
adequate protective system for the workers. The

Lane Construction said it won its first contract in
the state of Washington-construction of a water
storage tunnel to reduce polluted overflows into
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