Dakota Access Pipeline

Various Locations | Energy

Overview

ISG inspected 263 miles of the Dakota Access Pipeline in Iowa to determine its agricultural and environmental impact.


Opportunity

Inspection of the Dakota Access Pipeline required a team with significant agricultural and environmental expertise, as well as experience in community engagement and permitting.

Solution

The Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) is a 30-inch crude oil pipeline spanning approximately 1,200 miles across parts of North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, and Illinois. ISG was responsible for providing agricultural and environmental inspection for 263 of the 343 miles across Iowa, including County inspection for 13 of the 18 impacted Counties. ISG’s innovative use of technology and 100% remote access allowed inspection and office staff to focus their efforts on assigned construction elements, in addition to providing real time reporting to all stakeholders. ISG’s inspection staff was a trusted advocate for the affected landowners and diligent reporting was an asset to not only the Counties, but to the pipeline to ensure they were meeting the responsibilities of each permit. Open communication with all parties, transparency regarding inspection responsibilities and approach, and collaboration driven solutions were the cornerstones of ISG’s inspection services. This included coordinating communication with the public and media that focused on relevant details of ISG’s inspection work.


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