Landowner Survey

1) So we can see if there are any regional differences in the interests that landowners have please enter your state:

2)”Transmission” pipelines are the large higher pressure pipelines that move natural gas or liquid fuels across country or between communities. “Gathering” pipelines move natural gas or crude oil from the wells to the transmission pipelines. Please choose the answer that best describes your relationship with these types of pipelines.

3) Do you know what the transmission or gathering pipelines near you transport?

4) If there is a pipeline near you, what do you already know about it? What more do you want to know?

5) What other information about the specific pipelines that run near you would you be interested in?

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6) The safety of transmission and gathering lines is often regulated by state or federal agencies. What information about these agencies or their regulations would you be interested in?

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7) When new transmission pipelines are proposed for an area the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, the U.S. State Department, or various state agencies may be in charge of the routing process. Is there any information about this routing or siting process you would like?

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8) Property owners that have pipelines on their land have legal easement (right-of-way) agreements with the pipeline company that describe the rights and responsibilities of both the property owner and the pipeline company. What information about the contents of these legal easement agreements are you interested in? What information about how these agreements are negotiated are you interested in?

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9) Many people are concerned about how a transmission or gathering pipeline on or near their property might affect their propery value, insurance rates, liabilities, etc. What specific concerns would you like to have more information about?

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10) If a transmission pipeline company, and sometimes a gathering pipeline company, can not come to an agreement with a landowner to create an easement for the pipeline to cross the property, the pipeline companies often have the right to use eminent domain to force the landowner to allow the pipeline on their property without their permission. Is there specific information about eminent domain that you would like to have?

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11) There are many ways that a landowner can recognize problems with a pipeline or threats that could cause problems. Which of the following are you interested in learning more about?

12) Pipeline companies are supposed to provide a variety of pipeline safety information to those who live near pipelines. Have you ever received such information?

13) Many people struggle to understand what the risk is of living near a pipeline. Risk is defined as a combination of the chance that something will go wrong and the consequences if it does. Is there any information you would like to help you better understand the real risk of living near a pipeline?

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