Texas Historical Commission
In early April 2014, Turpin and Sons Inc (TAS) archeologists assessed the cultural resource potential of a 12.5-mile long, 100-foot wide JP Energy 8 S Trunkline ROW on University Lands (UL) in central south Reagan County, Texas. The survey was sponsored by JP Energy as part of their permitting process to install a 10-inch pipeline on UL, and authorized by Texas Antiquities Permit 7233, Jeff Turpin, Principal Investigator. The proposed route extends north northeast across an upland grassland, dropping suddenly just before mile 8 into a lowland flat. It transects Talley, Big Jim, and Big Lake draws along with multiple other unnamed draw headers, existing pipelines, 2-tracks, and Hwys 67 and 137. About 152 acres were surveyed.
The area has been disturbed by detrimental land management practices, though grasses seem to be making a comeback. No archeological sites were added to the inventory and the route does not pass through any previously recorded sites, therefore, cultural resources present no impediment to installation of the pipeline on University Lands.
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