County of Paintearth No. 18 Policy No. 695 regulates pipeline – road allowance crossing applications within the County. Section 39(1) of the Alberta Pipeline Act states: “No pipeline shall be constructed on, across, over or under a road without the approval of the local authority concerned”.
Oil Companies and Land Surface Companies are required to forward their pipeline crossing requests to the County Development Officer. All local Gas Co-op facilties are exempt from the fees within County Policy No.695.
Every Pipeline – Road Allowance Request must include:
a. $200.00 application fee per road allowance crossing request (including GST).
b. Legal Land Location (s).
c. Site Survey and sufficient application details required to process the request.
d. Notification that the road allowance crossing request has been properly identified and is ready for inspection by County personnel. Physical identifiers of the proposed road allowance crossing request must be visible during inspection or the request will be denied.
Notification of request approval or denial is mailed to the respective Oil Company in writing. Approved crossing requests require a Pipeline Crossing Agreement be entered into prior to commencement of construction between the Oil Company and the County of Paintearth No. 18. All requests and corresponding agreements or denials are filed for reference.
Pipeline Agreements involve a number of criteria and obligations that must be adhered to by both parties for the protection of the traveling public and to ensure the condition of the road allowance is satisfactory. County personnel inspect Pipeline Crossings to ensure the conditions of the pipeline agreement entered into are met.
For further information contact:
Todd Pawsey, Development Officer
County of Paintearth No. 18.