|Office of the Secretary||
Contact: Mark Pfeifle
|For Immediate Release: Jan. 07, 2003||
Secretary Norton Makes Trans-Alaska Pipeline System
Right-of-Way Renewal Decision, Jan. 8
TAPS provides 17 percent of U.S. domestic oil production
WASHINGTON -- Interior Secretary Gale Norton will sign a decision document on renewing the Federal Agreement and Right-of-Way for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline System (TAPS). The signing ceremony will be held in Washington, D.C., Jan. 8, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the South Interior Building Auditorium.
The TAPS covers 800 miles, of which 427 miles are located on federal land, 344 miles on state land, and 29 miles on private land. The TAPS began transporting oil in June 1977 and currently provides about 17 percent of U.S. domestic oil production.
Note to Editors: Credentialed media covering the ceremony should arrive by 10:30 a.m. and should enter through the North entrance at the back of the building.
Gale Norton, Secretary of the Interior
Frank Murkowski, Alaska Governor
Lisa Murkowski, U.S. Senator (AK)
Thomas J. Barrett, Vice Commandant, U.S. Coast Guard
Kathleen Clarke, Director, Bureau of Land Management
Henri Bisson, Alaska State Director, Bureau of Land Management
Jerry Brossia, Authorized Officer, Joint Pipeline Office
Signing Ceremony authorizing federal Right-of-Way renewal for TAPS
Media availability will immediately follow the signing ceremony
South Interior Building Auditorium
1951 Constitution Ave.
When: TOMORROW, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at 11:00 a.m.
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