Special Protective Measures
Certain pipelines are designated as being in “High Consequence Areas” (HCA) due to their location in high population or environmentally sensitive areas. In accordance with regulations, companies have developed and implemented a written Integrity Management Program that addresses the risks on certain pipeline segments. Baseline and periodic assessments are conducted to identify and evaluate potential threats to companies’ pipelines. Any significant defects discovered are remediated and the company monitors program effectiveness so that modifications can be recognized and implemented.
Along the Right-of-Way
Rights-of-way provide a permanent, limited access to privately owned property to enable pipeline companies to operate, inspect, repair, maintain and protect our pipeline. Rights-of-way must be kept free of structures and other obstructions. Property owners should not dig, plant, place or build anything on the right-of-way without first calling 811 and having personnel mark the pipeline, stake the easement and explain property development guidelines to you.