Atco Pipelines Proximity Agreement
The written authorization of the pipeline operator to carry out activities near an oil pipeline may take the form of a crossover or approach agreement. These often impose stricter conditions for the soil disruptor than the minimum requirements imposed by the rules. The Alberta Pipeline and Regulations Act also requires anyone planning a soil disturbance to search an area of 30 m outside the boundaries of the proposed soil disturbance for the presence of pipelines. In the mid-1970s, the Alberta government established transportation and supply corridors in and around Calgary and Edmonton to ensure coordinated development for long-term goals. Its objective is to create space for the future extension of circular roads, to accommodate distribution companies such as oil and gas pipelines, transmission power lines and power lines such as sewers, water, gas, telephone, cable television and electricity, and to serve as open spaces in an urban environment. Pipelines that cross a provincial or national border are regulated by the National Energy Board. There are minor differences between the provincial and federal provisions, but their intentions are similar. The requirements in this section apply only to provincial and federal pipelines. The construction of towing or access roads and the movement of vehicles or equipment along or by a pipeline to the right, with something other than in the developed and busy part of a highway or highway, have the potential to damage pipelines. Prior and written approval of this type of activity must be obtained from the pipeline operator. Within the province, pipelines that carry fossil fuels, such as natural gas, oil and gas liquids, water and water disposal lines, or other power lines related to an energy-related project, under the Alberta Regulator Pipeline Act, fall under the jurisdiction of the Alberta Energy Energy (AER).
A pipeline priority in which the pipeline operator has the right to create pipelines and manage operations. If the proposed soil disturbance is within the priority line, the disruptor must obtain written authorization from the pipeline operator. If Alberta One-Call locates a high-pressure pipeline on your property, it will be listed on your location bulletin. If you plan to dig within 30 m of the track, you will need a crossing or proximity agreement before you start digging. The fact that the ground is frozen does not mean that buried utilities do not need to be hand-exposed and visible before a soil disturbance occurs. In situations where the ground is frozen, you can thaw the soil or use non-destructive excavation techniques that are acceptable to the operator of the buried supply company. In this case, you should contact the operator of the buried distribution company for advice on what to do next. The utility operator may require you to deposit the utility in several locations to determine its actual orientation before it can intervene in the manual exposure area using a mechanical device. Buried utilities, particularly flat utilities – telephone, cable television, electricity and natural gas distribution – are not necessarily installed in a straight line. Mechanical excavation devices must not be used within 5 metres from a provincial gas pipeline until the pipeline has been exposed by hand and is clearly visible. Mechanical equipment should not be used within 600 mm of exposed piping, except under direct supervision by the pipeline operator.
Mechanical excavation devices must not be used within 3 m from a Federally regulated pipeline until the pipeline is hand-exposed and visible. Hitting an underground pipeline can have serious consequences, such as the loss of natural gas service to your home and your