4.) April 2016: Todd Sando, ND Water Commission, approves 2 “Sovereign Land Permits” Authorizing drilling beneath Lake Oahe & Lake Sakakawea

    This is section three concerning “how the Dakota Access Pipeline Project became illegally Authorized“.  Sections which are pertinent to the line of reasoning of the case are highlighted in red.

    On 4-1-2016, Todd Sando, acting under the title of State Engineer on behalf of the North Dakota State Water Commission, signed his signature onto “Sovereign Land Permit No. 5-1951” AND “Sovereign Land Permit No. 5-1952”  in order to Authorize Dakota Access L.L.C. to install approximately 8,250 lineal feet of 30-inch diameter
welded steel pipe beneath Lake Oahe
(horizontal distance: 71500 feet) via HDD.” with “approximately 1,150 lineal feet of the bore (occuring) a minimum of 92 feet below the bed
of the Missouri River within Lake Oaheand install a welded steel crude oil pipeline
(“a minimum of 36 feet”) beneath the bed of the Missouri River in (between) Williams and McKenzie Counties via horizontal directional drilling (HDD).

Map of Both Flowage Easements

(as shown on page 1004 of the 1261 page flowage easement):

From page 1004 of ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT: http://cdm16021.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16021coll7/id/2427
From page 1004 of ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT: http://cdm16021.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16021coll7/id/2427

    On pages 1255-1261 of, both “Sovereign Land Permits” may be witnessed within the document which is posted on the Army Corps of Engineers- OMAHA DISTRICT’s “digital library”: the document is entitled “Environmental assessment: Dakota Access Pipeline Project, crossings of flowage easements and federal lands, & may be downloaded HERE:

http://cdm16021.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p16021coll7/id/2427

    Here is a PDF of both “Sovereign Land Permits” which were Authorized by Todd Sando; segments associtated directly to this case are highlighted:

2 Sovereign Land Permits Authorized by Todd Sando

   23 days prior to Authorizing both “Sovereign Land Permits”, that Todd Sando announced his retirement.  Evidence is located HERE:

http://swc.nd.gov/info_edu/news_and_media/pdfs/2016_03_09_state_engineer_toddsando_announces_retirement.pdf

 WHEREAS under “General Condition” #16 of “Sovereign Land Permit No. 5-1951” AND “Sovereign Land Permit No. 5-1952”, Todd Sando granted the following condition:

    “By granting this Authorization, no liability for damages of any kind, including those caused by improper construction, operation and maintenance, design or failure in design, materials, or workmanship, is assumed by or transferred to the State of North Dakota, the State Engineer, the State Water Commission or any of their respective employees, agents, or assigns.  The Permittee will indemnify and hold harmless the State of North Dakota, its officials, employees, agents, boards, commissions, and assigns for any and all liability for work performed and action taken under this Authorization.

Photos of Todd Sando:

PHOTO SOURCE: Corps of Engineers' water plan illegal, state says By LAUREN DONOVAN, Bismarck Tribune Feb 1, 2011: http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/corps-of-engineers-water-plan-illegal-state-says/article_dc967b92-2e55-11e0-ae94-001cc4c03286.html
PHOTO SOURCE: Corps of Engineers’ water plan illegal, state says
By LAUREN DONOVAN, Bismarck Tribune Feb 1, 2011: http://bismarcktribune.com/news/state-and-regional/corps-of-engineers-water-plan-illegal-state-says/article_dc967b92-2e55-11e0-ae94-001cc4c03286.html

Todd Sando (right) next to Governor Jack Dairymple:

State Engineer Todd Sando announces retirement By Mike Nowatzki Forum News Service Mar 9, 2016: http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/state-engineer-todd-sando-announces-retirement/article_8490049e-ed71-57f6-ad21-0826096db2c9.html
State Engineer Todd Sando announces retirement
By Mike Nowatzki Forum News Service Mar 9, 2016: http://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/state-engineer-todd-sando-announces-retirement/article_8490049e-ed71-57f6-ad21-0826096db2c9.html

 

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