Industries Environmental Guidelines
Guidance for Horizontal Directional Drill Monitoring, Inadvertent Return Response, and Contingency Plans (HDD Plan Guidance)
Issued: October 2019
The staff of the Office of Energy Projects (OEP) has finalized our Guidance for Horizontal Directional Drill Monitoring, Inadvertent Return Response, and Contingency Plans (HDD Guidance), dated October 2019. In response to the draft HDD Guidance, Commission staff received comments from 15 entities including natural gas pipeline companies, engineering consulting firms, trade organizations, environmental interest groups, and state environmental departments. The draft HDD Guidance has been revised to address substantive comments received. The final HDD Guidance can be found in Docket Number AD19-6-000 and on the FERC website at https://www.ferc.gov/industries/gas/enviro/guidelines.asp.