Here are the 21 things Sunoco was required to do by the Administrative Order that suspended construction on the Mariner East 2 pipeline.
- Shut down pipeline installation activities.
- Explain the non-HDD, non-conventional boring techniques it was using at some sites (these techniques were not covered by its permits).
- Document all “wild trout stream” crossings, including photos before, after, and during installation.
- Report all changes to pipeline installations that deviated from the permit that was filed.
- Provide a list of drilling subcontractors, with contact information.
- Provide a report of the factors involved in the many documented permit violations, and the steps to prevent recurrence.
- Address complaints of damage to wells in Cumberland County and compensate the owners.
- Provide a list of all activities not yet completed under DEP permits, including HDD and trenching.
- Provide a detailed operations plan to ensure permit conditions will be followed.
- Backfill all trenched areas.
- Remove drills, reamers, and drill strings from bore holes where HDD was not permitted.
- Abandon pilot holes that have been drilled in locations where HDD was not permitted.
- Abandon the 16-inch drill hole at the Huntingdon County site. (This was a site where no HDD was permitted.)
- Before any further HDD activity at the Huntingdon site, submit a reevaluation and get it approved by the DEP.
- Provide as-built drawings of the “air bridge” at the Perry County site, and either remove the air bridge or modify it to make it safe—with plans to be sealed by a licensed Professional
Engineer . This is the location where Sunoco was found to be using a bridge that had been closed because it was unsafe as the support for its own temporary bridge.
- Complete a proper permit application for the bridge work, above.
- Provide, within 10 days, any additional information or revisions that the DEP requests regarding anything in this Order.
- No restart of construction is permitted until the DEP provides written approval.
- Provide stabilization and maintenance of “disturbed areas” during shutdown period.
- In cases where the HDD drill string is allowed to remain in the hole, the drill may be moved back and forth but no drilling may be done.
- Immediately begin implementing the “HDD Inadvertent Return” plan attached to the Order.
According to the February 8 Consent Order, all of these items had been “adequately addressed.” The details are in the many Exhibits and Appendices of the Consent Order.