An Act To Manage Risks Associated with the Installation of Natural Gas Pipelines
Sec. 1. 35-A MRSA §2503, sub-§1, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6, is amended to read:
Sec. 2. 35-A MRSA §2503, sub-§3, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6, is amended to read:
Sec. 3. 35-A MRSA §2503, sub-§§5 to 7, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 141, Pt. A, §6, are amended to read:
Sec. 4. 35-A MRSA §4506, sub-§§6 to 11 are enacted to read:
Sec. 5. 35-A MRSA §4713 is enacted to read:
§ 4713. Construction requirements
This bill enacts construction requirements in statute for the construction of natural gas pipelines and establishes these requirements for gas utilities. The requirements govern clearance between underground facilities, crossings of other facilities and consultation with owners of proximate underground facilities. The bill also requires that the application process include providing evidence of notice to owners of facilities in the applicable public way.