Atco Pipelines Crossing Agreement

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 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. 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. 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). 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. 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. Fibre optic cables buried directly or tolled are important communication cables laid by ploughing. They are not in a pipe or a canal structure. Operators of cables for fibre stumps or toll fibers may require an inspector to be on site during hand exposure and/or crossing. Such a requirement is included in the location documentation, along with advance notice and necessary contact information. Hand exposure of energy-consuming or live high-voltage cables can only take place when the power operator has been asked to provide advice and assistance. The use of Hydrovac devices to detect suppliers buried in frozen soil may be acceptable to the operator of a buried supply company. In an emergency situation or in a situation where it is neither possible nor practical to thaw the ground, contact the operator of the distribution company to discuss the procedure to be followed. 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.