The last welders are on their way to South Dakota.
The last pipe welders to arrive in South Dakota will arrive on Tuesday, September 29.
South Dakota has already begun the process of transferring the pipeline to the South Dakota Department of Transportation.
In a video posted on Twitter, Dakota Governor Jack Dalrymple says the last welds will be on Wednesday.
“On Wednesday, we’ll be sending out a team of welders,” he said.
“They’re going to be working in conjunction with the department and with the utility, so that the welds that are going to occur on the project will be done safely.”
The Department of Safety and Environmental Enforcement is also preparing to conduct the welders’ inspection of the pipe.
The Department says it will be working closely with the South Dakotas Public Utilities Commission and the utility to ensure that the pipeline is constructed to the standards that it has been constructed to.
The South Dakota State Department of Emergency Management said in a news release that the last welding will be performed on Tuesday.
It was unclear what the final welding inspection process will entail.
The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources has not yet posted any information about the welding process.
The utility has said that the state will be responsible for inspecting the pipeline and will be required to provide the utility with the required permits, if any.
According to the Dakota Pipeline Coalition, the group representing pipeline construction workers in South Africa, the last of the pipeline weldings have already begun.
According to a statement on the group’s website, the state of South Dakota is working with the utilities commission to ensure the pipeline remains constructed to meet safety standards.