Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc. is fully committed to the safe operation of the proposed pipeline. Throughout pipeline planning, construction, maintenance and operations, landowners have an important ongoing role to play to ensure safety.
Easement agreements for the required right-of-way are negotiated between the landowner and Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc. Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc. will be acquiring rights to use the land for the construction, operation and maintenance of its pipeline. Ownership of the land in the right-of-way remains with the landowner.
All activities within the right-of-way are governed by the Nova Scotia Utilities and Review Board (NSUARB).
Good working relationships between Bear Paw Pipeline Corporation Inc., property owners and tenants along the right-of-way are essential to the safety and reliability of the pipeline system. Landowners help ensure safety along the line by abiding by the landowner agreements and all government regulations with respect to excavation, construction or other activities over or near the pipeline.
A safety zone extends 30 metres (100 feet) on either side of the right-of-way. Development is not precluded in this zone but any activities would require prior approval.
Natural gas pipeline rights-of-way are well marked