Alberta Pipeline Proximity Agreement

Below is a brief overview of what to do and who you can contact if you plan to carry out surface or ground malfunction work near oil and gas pipelines. This information applies to pipelines that we regulate. For more information on pipeline operating rules and procedures, see: If the pipeline licensor does not respond, you can find more information on how to proceed. When to contact the AER If the licensee does not react, contact us for permission to carry out a soil disturbance in the ROW pipeline or within 5 m of the pipeline in the absence of ROW. Send us an email to @email with “Ground disturbance request inside pipeline ROW” in the “Subject” field of the email. The crossing agreement issued will contain information and instructions on how to safely cross a transmission line or work in its priority. An Alliance representative will mark your work area and monitor response activities to ensure compliance with the crossing agreement granted. To ensure that Yellowhead Gas Co-op`s pipelines and facilities remain in operation safely, it is necessary to obtain the written consent of Yellowhead Gas Co-op in the following situations: contact the licensor to obtain by authorization: Yellowhead Gas Co-op will send a representative to mark the location of the pipeline facilities. The Yellowhead Gas Co-op representative must be present to supervise the work. Please plan your work plan accordingly. Authorization documents must be on site at all times. If the planned excavation is within 30 metres of a high-pressure line, contact us before work begins. One of our technicians must be present on site during the excavation and filling work around the pipeline.

A crossing agreement is required for all high-pressure pipe excavations. If, as a private land owner, you are planning a ground disturbance near a Yellowhead Gas Co-op high-pressure pipeline or right of way, you must complete the attached crossing/approximation agreement. These are not only mechanical excavations, but also activities such as driving poles or piles, drilling, trenches, trenches, explosions and others, but excludes cultivation activities up to a depth of less than 18. What activities are considered surface work? The operation of vehicles or equipment on or via an oil pipeline that is not done by a motorway or public road is considered to be surface work.