The Life Cycle of Pipeline Watercourse Crossings in Canada: Questions and Answers

Publication #: 2009-0039

Published: Oct 2009

Pages: 40 p.

Author: Canadian Pipeline Environment Committee

Filed Under: Industry Operations, Responsible Canadian Energy

Watercourse crossings are common along Canadian pipeline routes. These particular locations merit focus because of the associated environmental sensitivities, multiple legislative considerations and complex design and installation activities.

This guide, prepared by the Canadian Pipeline Environment Committee (CPEC), is intended to increase awareness and understanding among industry and government about the various considerations when planning, constructing and operating a pipeline at a watercourse crossing (excluding offshore pipelines). CPEC is a multi-stakeholder group of industry and government representatives with an interest in sound environmental management of pipelines in Canada.

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