Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 2. Administrative Agencies

Pipeline Reporting Requirements

75-5-214. Pipeline reporting requirements. (1) By January 1, 2016, the department of environmental quality shall compile information in accordance with subsection (2) for all pipelines that intersect or cross a navigable river in Montana.

(2) The compilation, at a minimum, should include to the extent the data is available from the federal government or another source:

(a) standard pipeline identification information, as determined by the department;

(b) a pipeline's size;

(c) the commodity transported by the pipeline;

(d) navigable rivers intersected or crossed by the pipeline;

(e) the distance between shutoff valves that isolate the segment of a pipeline that crosses a navigable river from the balance of the pipeline;

(f) the county in which a pipeline crosses a navigable river; and

(g) the depth of coverage when the pipeline was installed.

(3) (a) The department of environmental quality shall make the information collected in accordance with subsection (2) available to the public on the agency's website.

(b) The department of natural resources and conservation shall provide a link on its website to the information provided by the department of environmental quality in accordance with subsection (3)(a).

(4) For the purposes of this section, "pipeline" means a pipeline greater than or equal to 8 inches in inside diameter that transports oil, gas, or liquid.

History: En. Sec. 1, Ch. 332, L. 2015.