Support to Isleta Pueblo

RAC provided technical support to the Pueblo of Isleta for the renewal of a right-of-way lease for a 9.4 mile long segment of a petroleum pipeline that runs through the Pueblo. RAC reviewed various studies and regulations related to the integrity and operation of the pipeline, identified potential concerns related to the pipeline, and provided recommendations for consideration as part of the lease renewal. The review provided an overview of the findings of a pipeline integrity study provided by a third party and focused on the overall integrity of the pipeline, the burial depth of the pipeline, and the potential volume of a release from the pipeline. Recommendations included an initial internal inspection of the pipeline, input into the integrity management plan by the Pueblo, verification of the proper operation of the cathodic protection and release detection systems, and actions taken to ensure proper cover over the buried sections of the pipeline.