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Thursday, September 23, 2010

NEB confirms that landowners required company permission to cross pipelines even for low-risk activities

In a letter addressed to Pipeline Crossings Working Group Members, the National Energy Board (NEB) has confirmed that Section 112(2) of the National Energy Board Act requires that landowners obtain company permission to cross pipelines with vehicles or mobile equipment for ANY purpose, even if the proposed activity is "low-risk".  The NEB is now proposing to issue an order under Section 112(5)(c) setting out exemptions to this requirement for "certain low-risk conditions where depth of cover, ground conditions, and pressure exerted by the vehicle or mobile equipment enable the safe crossing of pipelines." 

Read the NEB's letter at: LMCI Action 1.2 Letter to Pipeline Crossing Group.