No permanent wetland loss would result from the implementation of the project.
Construction of the pipeline facilities associated with the project would affect a total of 50.4 acres of wetlands. Eighty-eight percent of those impacts (44.0 acres) would be considered temporary.
Williams will conduct routine monitoring of all wetlands affected by construction until revegetation is successful and will implement mitigation measures to control invasive species as described in its environmental construction plan.
From the draft environmental impact statement: “Based on the avoidance and minimization measures developed by Transco, as well as our recommendation, we conclude that impacts on wetland resources would be effectively minimized or mitigated.”