BOUNTIFUL — Deadline for public comment on the Tesoro pipeline planned to run down 400 North, is March 17.
The U.S. Forest Service is taking comments on the 135-mile proposed pipeline that will begin in the Uinta Basin and run to refineries in south Davis and Salt Lake counties if the pipeline is approved.
Most of the pipeline will be on U.S. Forest Service land. The entire project will be underground, except for an occasional valve, Tesoro representatives said at an open house held last month. However, 400 North will be torn up.The proposed pipeline would be 12 inches in diameter and is being designed to handle 60,000 barrels a day of waxy crude oil. Company officials say the pipeline would mean that 250 trucks could be taken from Utah roadways between the Uinta Basin and the Wasatch Front.
Those wishing to comment may do so at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by writing Nelson Gonzalez-Swallow, Uinta-Wasatch-Cache-National Forest, Services Supervisors Office, 857 W. South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan, 84095-8594.