Crossing Agreement Alberta

September 16, 2021

Crossing agreements help ensure that pipeline operators are informed of upcoming intersections or excavation operations to enable them to avoid accidents. Unauthorized crossing or trenching poses a serious threat to the safety of workers and pipelines, as well as to the safety of others in the vicinity. To obtain an Alliance crossing agreement, please send us an e-mail. The Alliance will respond within 10 working days to requests for cross-breeding agreements. When planning and before any of the work or activities listed above can begin, an application for approval must be submitted to Yellowhead Gas Co-op, you can email your requests to thirdpartycrossings@yellowheadgas.com right-of-way pipeline a pipeline priority (ROW) is the country allocated for the pipeline and its maintenance. It is often defined in a written agreement between the landowner and the pipeline company. The width of the ROW is usually less than 30 m, but can vary. Alliance Pipeline is regulated by the National Energy Board (NEB) in Canada. The National Energy Board Act and its regulations, National Energy Board Pipeline Damage Prevention Regulations, Authorization and Obligations, make a crossing agreement mandatory for anyone wishing to cause soil disturbance in the prescribed area that extends vertically on both sides of the median line of the pipe; construction of an installation above, on, along or under a pipeline; or cross a pipeline with a vehicle or mobile devices. A crossover agreement can be obtained from the pipeline operator. With the exception of ground disturbances within a ROW pipeline or 5 m of a gas pipeline, if there is no ROW, we do not have the power to grant, on behalf of the licensee, authorizations for work around pipelines and we do not have the possibility to renew existing agreements with the licensee.

We also do not grant permission for surface work around an oil pipeline where there is no disturbance to the ground, such as for example. B crossing or trespassing in an oil pipeline. The crossing agreement issued will contain information and instructions on how to safely cross a transmission line or work in its priority. An Alliance representative will mark your work area and monitor response activities to ensure compliance with the crossing agreement granted. For more information, see our brochure “Safe excavation near pipes”. Alliance is required to report to neb any violation of the NEB Pipeline Crossing Regulations. Please give us at least two weeks to make a decision. Incomplete requirements delay the response. We answer in the order in which questions are received. If we grant permission, these terms may contain terms that we deem appropriate in the current circumstances. 2.

Drawing(s)/Survey Plans clearly indicating your proposed activity/entity in relation to our relevant entities. Yellowhead Gas Co-op facilities must be marked. What activities are considered surface work? The operation of vehicles or equipment on or via an oil pipeline that is not done by a motorway or public road is considered to be surface work. Specific arrangements still need to be made to access the site, as described above. Below is a brief overview of what to do and who you can contact if you plan to carry out surface or ground malfunction work near oil and gas pipelines. This information applies to pipelines that we regulate. Before you start working around oil and gas pipelines, it is important to get all the necessary permissions to ensure that workers, the public and the environment are safe. Yellowhead Gas Co-op will send a representative to mark the location of the pipeline facilities. The Yellowhead Gas Co-op representative must be present to supervise the work.

Please plan your work plan accordingly. Authorization documents must be on site at all times. You will find the rules and requirements to be met in the work around pipelines in the Pipeline Act (sections 32, 35 and 42) and in pipeline lines (Part 5, Ground Disturbance). . . .

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