What to Do Before the Pipeline Arrives

Not all Government publications are for everyone. For instance, if you haven’t been notified that someone is going to run a natural gas pipeline through your property, you probably don’t need An Interstate Natural Gas Facility on My Land? What Do I Need to Know? Ah, but if you do get a call from a private company contemplating an interstate project of that sort, your interest might be…intense.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) created this little 24-page booklet so that property owners could learn about their rights, how FERC’s procedures work, what safety and environmental issues might be involved, and lots more. For example, it addresses such issues as the legal rights and responsibilities of all parties, archaeological sites, environmental and safety issues, pipeline installation procedures, how long a pipeline might stay in place and many other questions. Even from the viewpoint of someone like me, who likely never will be affected by such a circumstance, it seems to provide a lot of concrete information clearly and concisely – which many of the best Government publications do. I also learned quite a bit about the natural gas transmission business and terms of art – did you know that in the pipeline world, a pig is “any independent, self-contained device, tool, or vehicle that is inserted into and moves through the interior of a pipeline for inspecting, dimensioning, or cleaning,” or that it gets its name “because of the occasional squealing noises that can be heard as they travel through the pipe”? Now that’s worth knowing!

Okay, as I said at the beginning, Government publications like this one are pretty specialized, but very useful if you need them. You can read An Interstate Natural Gas Facility on My Land? What Do I Need to Know? here, buy a package of them here, or take a peek at it in a library. That’s it – direct from the Government Book Talk pipeline!

4 Responses to What to Do Before the Pipeline Arrives

  1. Rich @ APC UPS says:

    I can tell you this much, there are only two types of people when it comes to running things through one’s property. The ones who say “show me the money” and the ones who say “get outta here before I BLANK BLANK, etc”. Good read.

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  2. Myo Thant says:

    According to read book wisdom said, We can face in challenge for meet with danger for air, water, fire, savage & senseless person and authoritarian in anytime. In that ways, I’m going thinking on earth stratum move to depend on air and water activities, fire and savage & senseless person effect to safety purpose. I believe that pipeline system safety purpose will be great. Thank to life mission.

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  3. Rob Lopresti says:

    Thanks for pointing that one out. It is of special interest at my library, which is about six miles from the site of the deadly Bellingham Pipeline Explosion, the subject of THIS federal document http://www.ntsb.gov/publictn/2002/PAR0202.pdf

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  4. 250370abcde says:

    IT IS GOOD , THAT EVERYONE CAN FIND INFORMATION OR NEWS , OR THEIR RIGHTS, ABOUT A BIG COMPANY , SUCH AS FEDERAL ENERGY REGULATORY COMMISSION. IT CAN BE HAPPENED IN A GRAVE COUNTRY LIKE USA!UNFORTUNATELY IN EUROPE , IN SOME COUNTRIES LIKE GREECE ,THE CITIZENS CAN FIND NOTHING ABOUT THIS TOPIC!
    CONCLUSION , IF SOMEONE HAS A KNOWLEDGE ABOUT THIS , HE WILL FIND THE BEST SOLUTION!

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