CEGT understands that landowners along its pipeline system are neighbors and is fully committed to establishing and maintaining positive long-term relationships with all landowners. CEGT understands the impact to property owners of having pipelines built on their property and takes the necessary steps to minimize the amount of land impacted by construction.
CEGT is also committed to a robust restoration program, which results in minimal impact to the surrounding landowners. CEGT’s goal is to work with all affected landowners to provide fair compensation and obtain their agreement for an easement to construct the facilities. During construction, CEGT will honor all existing and new landowner agreements and comply with all applicable state, federal and local requirements. Once construction is completed, CEGT is thoroughly committed to clean up and restore affected property.
In many cases, property owners will be able to use the pipeline right-of-way just as they did before construction. Activities such as growing crops and pasturing livestock can resume after restoration. Landowners affected by a proposed natural gas pipeline regulated by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) have certain rights including the following:
- Accessing and inspecting all public documents associated with the proposed project
- Making your concerns known in writing to the Commission and its staff
- Participating in site visits in the vicinity of the proposed project area
- Filing comments on draft Environmental Assessments and Environmental Impact Statements
- Becoming an intervener or party to a specific proposed project, and
- Having the Commission’s decision reviewed in federal court (landowners must become an intervener to do this).
To learn more, see the “Citizen’s Guides” on FERC’s website at www.ferc.gov