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Environmental Statement

Energy Transfer is committed to public safety and the protection of the environment. Energy Transfer and its affiliates are committed to operating our facilities in compliance with all applicable federal, state, and local environmental laws, regulations, and standards. Furthermore, our Environmental Policy Manual actively implements policies, procedures and practices to achieve our goal of full compliance. Our management team is responsible for ensuring that the Environmental Policy Manual is an integral part of our corporate culture in order to better serve the employees, customers, and limited partners of Energy Transfer. We continually seek ways to enhance our operations in the areas of environmental and resource protection and conservation.



Regulatory standards cover many aspects of Energy Transfer’s operations to ensure they are conducted in a safe, secure and environmentally responsible manner. They include but are not limited to:

  • Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standard (CFATS)

  • Clean Air Act

  • Clean Water Act

  • Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA)

  • Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)

  • Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)

  • Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasures (SPCC)

  • Superfund

  • Oil Pollution Act (OPA)

  • Pipeline Safety Act

The standards and criteria mandated by regulations are administered and enforced through various types of permits, licenses, registrations and certifications. There are numerous permit programs dealing with operations of the pipeline and terminal industry. These programs include ongoing self-monitoring, reporting and record keeping requirements.

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Typical Pipeline Construction Sequence