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In-state natural gas pipeline
A pipeline for transporting natural gas that runs from the North Slope to tidewater in the state

North Slope
That area of Alaska lying north of 68 degrees North latitude and includes the Brooks Range foothills

Pipeline system projects
The gas transmission pipeline, together with all related property and facilities, to extend from the Prudhoe Bay Area on the North Slope of Alaska or other regions of the state to a market in the state, or be available to a market in the state, and either to tidewater at a point on Prince William Sound and the spur line from Glenallen to the Southcentral Gas Distribution grid or to Tidewater at a point on Cook Inlet, and includes planning, design, and construction of the pipeline and facilities as described in AS 41.41.010(a)(1)-(5)

Acronyms and Abbreviations

°F degrees Fahrenheit
AAAQS Alaska Ambient Air Quality Standards
AAC Alaska Administrative Code
ADEC Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation
ADF&G Alaska Department of Fish and Game
ADNR Alaska Department of Natural Resources
ADOT&PF Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities
AGDC Alaska Gasline Development Corporation
AGIA Alaska Gasline Inducement Act
AHPA Alaska Historic Preservation Act
AHRS Alaska Heritage Resource Survey
ANILCA Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act
ANSI American National Standards Institute
API American Petroleum Institute
APP Alaska Pipeline Project
ARPA Archaeological Resources Protection Act
ARRC Alaska Rail Road Corporation
AS Alaska Statute
ASRC Arctic Slope Regional Corporation
ASME American Society of Mechanical Engineers
BACT best available control technology
BLM Bureau of Land Management
BMP Best Management Practices
Bscfd Billion standard cubic feet per day
CEQ Council on Environmental Quality
CERCLA Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980
CFR Code of Federal Regulations
CGF Central Gas Facility
CIRI Cook Inlet Regional Corporation
CNG compressed natural gas
CO carbon monoxide
CO2 carbon dioxide
CWA Clean Water Act
DB Denali Borough
DCOM ADNR Division of Coastal and Ocean Management
DMLW ADNR Division of Mining Land and Water
DNP&P Denali National Park and Preserve
DSAW double submerged arc welded
EFH Essential Fish Habitat
EIS Environmental Impact Statement
EPA Environmental Protection Agency
ERW Electrical Resistance Weld
ESA Endangered Species Act
FAA Federal Aviation Administration
FBE fusion-bonded epoxy
FERC Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
FNSB Fairbanks North Star Borough
GCP Gas Conditioning Plant
GIS Geographic Information System
H2S hydrogen sulfide
HAP hazardous air pollutant
HB House Bill
HDD horizontal directional drilling
ICAS Inupiat Community of the Arctic Slope
ID Identification
lb/ft pounds per foot
LNG liquefied natural gas
LOA Letter of Authorization
MAOP maximum allowable operating pressure
MBTA Migratory Bird Treaty Act
MLV mainline valve
MMscfd million standard cubic feet per day
MMPA Marine Mammal Protection Act
MMU minimum mapping unit
MOA Municipality of Anchorage
MP milepost
MSB Matanuska-Susitna Borough
MSDS Material Safety Data Sheets
mya million years ago
NAAQS National Ambient Air Quality Standards
NEPA National Environmental Policy Act
NGL natural gas liquid
NHPA National Historic Preservation Act
NMFS National Marine Fisheries Service
NO nitrogen oxides
NPDES National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
NPS National Park Service
NSB North Slope Borough
NTP notice to proceed
NWI National Wetland Inventory
O&M Operation and Maintenance
OHA Office of History and Archaeology
OPS Office of Pipeline Safety
OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Act
PAL plantwide applicability limit
PETS Preliminary Environmental Impact Statement
PELS permissible exposure limits
PHMSA/OPS U.S. Department of Transportation — Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration/Office of Pipeline Safety
PM10 particulate matter of 10 microns in diameter or smaller
PM25 particulate matter of 2.5 microns in diameter or smaller
POC Plan of Cooperation
POD Plan of Development
Ppm parts per million
PRPA Paleontological Resources Preservation Act
PS Pump Station
PSD prevention of significant deterioration
psi pounds per square inch
RCA Regulatory Commission of Alaska
ROD Record of Decision
ROW right-of-way
SARA Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
SHPO State Historic Preservation Officer
SMYS specified minimum yield strength
S2O sulfur dioxide
SPCC Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan
SPCO State Pipeline Coordinator Office
TAPS Trans-Alaska Pipeline System
TCE Temporary Construction Easement
TBD to be determined
TES Threatened and Endangered Species
TLO State Trust Land Office
TSCA Toxic Substances Control Act
U.S. United States
USACE U.S. Anny Corps of Engineers
USC U.S. Code
USCG U.S. Coast Guard
USDOT U.S. Department of Transportation
USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
UT ultrasonic testing
VOCs volatile organic compounds
VRM visual resource management

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