What Agencies Regulate Pipelines?
Pipeline facilities (and associated gathering lines) are regulated by the U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Pipeline Safety, under authority of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 and the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Act of 1979. However, persons constructing and operating pipelines in Indiana also may need permits or approvals from several different agencies including, but not limited to: IDEM, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources (DNR). What types of IDEM permits may be needed for a pipeline? Air Permitting: If there is a pumping station or a compressor station, an IDEM air permit may be required. Neighbor Notification Indiana Code, Title 13, Article 15, Chapter 8 requires that all applicants seeking environmental permits on property for which an environmental permits has not previously been issued must notify adjoining property owners with 10 working days of submitting a permit application. Water Permitting: • Perso