Temporary Works Space and Additional Temporary Work Space Areas
Temporary Work Space and Additional Temporary Work Space Area are additional undefined areas immediately adjacent to the Temporary Easement where the pipeline company is authorized to operate during times of pipeline installation, maintenance, reclamation and pipeline removal.
Pipeline Agreements not only establish defined areas of Permanent and Temporary Easements, but also typically authorize additional areas of Temporary Work Space and Additional Temporary Work Space. Temporary Work Space and Additional Temporary Work Space areas are general located immediately adjacent to the Temporary Easement area and allow the company to use more of the landowner’s property during times of pipeline installation, maintenance and reclamation.
Pipeline Agreements are purposely drafted by company lawyers to provide significant operational flexibility for the pipeline company. Pipeline Agreements generally grant the company undefined additional areas of operation along the Temporary Easement as “needed or reasonably needed” by the company.
Pipeline Agreements must be negotiated to eliminate or reduce the size of any authorized additional work space areas. A landowner may believe that they are only agreeing to a 50 foot wide easement area only to learn that they have consented to a 50 foot Permanent Easement, a 50 foot Temporary Easement, and additional undefined areas that the pipeline company can clear and use as “additional work space” under the terms of the Pipeline Agreement. Never sign a Pipeline Agreement unless you completely understand the authority you are granting the pipeline company.
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