- Work independently or with other organizations to observe and report incidents of both downstream surface water impact and noncompliance with construction requirements.
- May be organized by coordinators affiliated with local or other regional organizations.
- Access for viewing pipeline construction areas will ordinarily be limited to public roads or other public vantage points.
- General guidance for citizen observers is provided on the Pipeline CSI website.
- Can submit incident reports to CSI Central by using methods provided on the Pipeline CSI website or by methods provided by other organizations.
Stream Monitoring Program Volunteers
- Participate in monitoring programs managed by local watershed groups and regional programs such as the Trout Unlimited/West Virginia Rivers Pipeline Monitoring program or the Isaak Walton League Save Our Streams program.
- Take part in training and certification conducted by the monitoring programs.
- Follow protocols and reporting methods established by the monitoring programs.
- Can submit incident reports to CSI Central using methods provided on the Pipeline CSI website or by methods provided by the stream monitoring programs.
Research and Administration Volunteers
- Monitor ACP filings to FERC including the Environmental Compliance and Weekly Status Reports.
- Monitor FERC docket for inspection reports, variance requests, and other ACP construction-related documents.
- Review construction-related documents provided by regulatory agencies in response to FOIA requests.
CSI First Responders
- Teams dispatched by CSI Central to investigate reported incidents of surface water impacts or noncompliance with pipeline construction requirements.
- Recruited based on professional or scientific background related to water resources or erosion and sediment control and stormwater management.
- Collect data and investigate reported incidents following Pipeline CSI protocols.
Pipeline Air Force
- Pilots recruited and trained to fly routine pipeline surveillance flights and incident response flights.
- Photographers recruited to obtain aerial imagery of pipeline construction areas.
- Drone operators recruited and trained to obtain aerial imagery of pipeline construction areas.
- Pipeline Air Force participants will follow Pipeline CSI protocols
CSI Incident Review
- Provide input to the Pipeline CSI Environmental and Forensic Review Teams evaluating incidents of surface water impacts or noncompliance with construction requirements.
- Access to review information will be provided through the online CSI Mapping System.
- Review assistance is requested from professionals with erosion and sediment control and stormwater management backgrounds, as well as from other knowledgeable individuals.
- Training will be scheduled for interested participants, and information concerning regulatory and technical requirements will be provided through the Pipeline CSI website.
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