Asbestos Wrapped Pipeline Corridor, West Texas—Natural Gas Pipeline


A practical, regulatory compliant, and cost-effective technical approach and specification for abatement of asbestos containing material and soils.


Landmark Environmental provided technical consulting, abatement specification, and operations and maintenance (O&M) plan development for a legacy natural gas pipeline located in West Texas. The site included approximately 4.5 miles and a right of way of approximately 60 feet where historical pipeline operations created pipe wrap debris on the ground surface.

An expedited site inspection, safety evaluation, and regulatory analysis were conducted. Landmark reviewed and evaluated U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) and Texas Department of State Health Services – Asbestos Program regulations to evaluate license and permitting requirements applicable for a rapid response action.

Based on the observations from the site visit, Landmark developed a Technical Specification/Work Plan to address performance requirements associated with worker protection and waste handling/segregation and emission controls for abatement. Landmark also developed an O&M Program to address remnant pipe wrap debris, which may reoccur on the right of way surface over time. Finally, Landmark developed a comprehensive engineering estimate of investigation and abatement costs for budgetary purposes.

Project Highlights

  • Rapid mobilization and evaluation of site conditions.
  • Development of a practical, regulatory compliant, and cost-effective technical approach and specification for abatement of asbestos containing material and soils.
  • Developed sampling and analysis regimen for both asbestos and poly-aromatic hydrocarbons in pipe wrap debris, which comported with, yet expanded upon, existing client protocols.
  • Effectively supported resolution of landowner concerns regarding site contaminants.