Texas Historical Commission
In early April 2015, Turpin and Sons Inc. (TAS) archeologists assessed the cultural resource potential of a 2.1-mile long, 100-foot wide West Texas Gas (WTG) Benedum EP 46-19 ROW and pump station on University Lands (UL) in north central Crockett County. The proposed ROWs consist of an E-W poly line (0.6-miles long) and a N-S steel line (1.5-mile long) starting at an existing station and running south and southeast to an extant gas plant. The proposed pump station is located at their junction. The survey was sponsored by WTG as part of their permitting process to install pipelines and a pump station on UL, and authorized by Texas Antiquities Permit 7243, Jeff Turpin, Principal Investigator. About 28 acres were surveyed in total, including the 2-acre area of the proposed pump station.
The area has been disturbed by detrimental land management practices. 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 pipelines and pump station on University Lands.
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