Pipelines, Storage & Terminals


TRC is a recognized, national leader in providing unparalleled consulting services to the natural gas industry, having permitted many of the largest pipeline, liquefied natural gas (LNG), and storage projects in the United States.


Our professional staff has extensive experience in siting, permitting, and compliance services, including construction inspection and post-construction monitoring of pipeline facilities, for inter- and intra- state transmission, local distribution, and interconnects to new power generation facilities.

Our staff has recent experience in successfully completing many projects that involved biological and cultural resource field surveys, agency consultations; federal, state, and local permitting; preparation of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) submittals; and environmental construction inspection and monitoring services. These projects include thousands of miles of pipelines and dozens of ancillary facilities across the United States. Working as a third-party contractor, our staff also has extensive experience in assisting federal agencies, such as the FERC, Bureau of Land Management, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and U.S. Forest Service, in meeting their regulatory obligations under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Our staff has prepared over 140 NEPA-compliant documents including major environmental impact statements (EISs) and environmental assessments (EAs). We deliver cost-effective results that support the development, operation, and maintenance of: Pipelines LNG Import and Export Terminals Storage Facilities Midstream/Shale Assets.

We have expertise in:

  • Applicant-prepared and third-party NEPA documents (EISs and EAs)
  • Beneficial reuse analyses
  • Biological and cultural resource surveys, impact assessment, and mitigation plans
  • Delineation and construction planning for wetland/waterbody crossings
  • Environmental compliance training
  • Environmental construction inspection/monitoring
  • Erosion and sedimentation control plans
  • Federal, state, and local environmental permitting
  • FERC Section 3 and Section 7 applications

  • Geographical Information System (GIS) mapping and route analysis
  • Health, safety, and hazardous materials management plans
  • Noise surveys and impact analysis
  • Routing, site feasibility, and critical issues assessments
  • Section 102 permitting, and preparation of Dredge Materials Management Plans (DMMP)
  • Stormwater Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP)
  • Threatened and endangered species surveys and mitigation plans
  • Visual simulations and visual impact assessments
  • Air Permitting
  • Air Quality Control

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