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Pipeline crossings

What is a crossing?

A crossing, also known as an encroachment, can be a temporary or permanent structure across, on, along or under a facility or pipeline corridor. A crossing can also mean equipment or machinery crossing over the pipeline corridor or facility site.

Apply for written consent

Examples of crossings

Examples of crossings

  • Installing or replacing fencing
  • Installing pipe, cable, conduit or other utilities
  • Digging any hole or trenching
  • Building a shed or outbuilding
  • Using the corridor to turn around heavy equipment
  • Driving or transporting heavy equipment or heavy loads on or across the corridor
  • Storing or piling material like earth, gravel or construction equipment on the corridor

All of these activities and more need written consent from TQM to ensure the continued integrity and safe operation of the pipeline.

Important: This is a requirement for all pipelines regulated by the Canada Energy Regulator (CER), who may issue fines or penalties for non-compliance. A TQM representative MUST be present for any work conducted on the pipeline corridor.