For Landowners

Many processes occur before pipeline companies obtain a route for placing pipelines.  Operators task their engineers with drafting preferred routes for pipelines. In the case of interstate pipelines, Operators, must substantiate a need for the pipeline project by obtaining non binding bids from customers before applying to FERC for siting approval, or a Certificate.  These customers are typically large companies and/or utilities.      

In order to determine "What's Next", you'll first need to know the name of the operator and the type of pipeline being proposed (interstate or intrastate).  Pipelines are sited and regulated by different standards and different agencies (Who Regulates What) but typically the initial notification process from a pipeline operator, or "landman" representing the pipeline operator is consistent.  The landman is typically your first contact with the Operator as he or she will contact landowners to survey and negotiate Rights of Ways (ROW) easement agreements.  

As a landowner, citizen, municipal/local/state/federal official or non government organization potentially affected by a proposed pipeline project, you have the right to the information you need to make informed decisions to protect your property, community, environment and watersheds. Finding and understanding this information is not always easy and can be very confusing.

Pipeline Safety Coalition provides "What You Need to Know and Why" informational meetings that outline terminology and the basics of the pipeline siting and safety regulatory processes. We adapt presentations to the geographic area, subject matter and/or proposed pipeline.

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