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or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.01(e)(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Constructing a Parallel Petroleum Pipeline.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.01(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Extension" means a modification to an Existing Petroleum Pipeline that increases the length or footprint of the Existing Petroleum Pipeline by a distance greater than one linear mile.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.01(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Maintenance" means: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.01(g)(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The care or upkeep of an Existing Petroleum Pipeline and its appurtenances;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.01(g)(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The replacement of an Existing Petroleum Pipeline within the same easement or right of way; or</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.01(g)(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The relocation of an Existing Petroleum Pipeline for repair within one linear mile of the existing petroleum pipeline's alignment.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.01(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "New Petroleum Pipeline" means a petroleum pipeline that was not constructed and in use prior to January 1, 2016. The term "New Petroleum Pipeline" shall not include an Expansion, Extension, or any Maintenance.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.01(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Parallel Petroleum Pipeline" means a Petroleum Pipeline that runs side by side to an existing Petroleum Pipeline.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.01(j)">(j)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Petroleum Pipeline" means a fixed conduit constructed to transport petroleum or petroleum products in or through this state.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.01(k)">(k)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> "Petroleum Pipeline Company" means a corporation organized under the laws of this state or which is organized under the laws of another state and is authorized to do business in this state and which is specifically authorized by its charter or articles of incorporation to construct and operate Petroleum Pipelines for the transportation of petroleum and petroleum products.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/672-13-.02" name="672-13-.02" title="672-13-.02">Rule 672-13-.02 The Exercise of Eminent Domain for the Construction of a Petroleum Pipeline</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.02(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Subject to the provisions, conditions, and restrictions of these rules and of O.C.G.A. Secs. <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=22-3-80&amp;title=22#" target="_newtab">22-3-80</a> through <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=22-3-85&amp;title=22#" target="_newtab">22-3-85</a>, Petroleum Pipeline companies are granted the power to acquire property or interests in property by eminent domain for the purpose of an Expansion, an Extension, Maintenance, or construction of a New Petroleum Pipeline.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.02(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Petroleum Pipeline Company shall exercise the right of eminent domain for the construction of a New Petroleum Pipeline or for the Extension of a Petroleum Pipeline without first obtaining from the Commissioner a Certificate that such action is authorized pursuant to the provisions of O.C.G.A. Section <a href="https://links.casemakerlegal.com/states/ga/books/Code_of_Georgia/browse?ci=25&amp;id=gasos&amp;codesec=22-3-83&amp;title=22#" target="_newtab">22-3-83</a>.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.02(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Certificate shall be required of a Petroleum Pipeline Company that is exercising the power of eminent domain for the purpose of Maintenance or Expansion.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.02(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> No Certificate shall be required of a Petroleum Pipeline Company that is not exercising the power of eminent domain to acquire property.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/672-13-.03" name="672-13-.03" title="672-13-.03">Rule 672-13-.03 Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.03(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> All applications for a Certificate must be submitted to the Department electronically. A copy of the Applicant's Articles of Incorporation and amendments thereto shall be submitted concurrently with the application. When the New Petroleum Pipeline or proposed Extension is expected to be sited in five (5) or fewer Georgia counties, an application fee of $5,000.00 must be submitted. When the New Petroleum Pipeline or proposed Extension is expected to be sited in more than five (5) Georgia counties, an additional $1,000.00 per county is added to the fee. The total fee is intended to cover costs associated with the processing and review of the application as well as the scheduling of public meetings. The application will not be considered filed until all required materials and the appropriate fee are received by the Department. Fees are to be submitted by mail to the Georgia Department of Transportation, Office of Utilities.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.03(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The application for a Certificate shall set forth in the order indicated the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.03(b)(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The exact legal name of the Applicant, the State or territory under the laws of which the Applicant was organized, the location of the Applicant's principal place of business, the names of all States where the Applicant is authorized to do business and a concise but comprehensive description of the existing business, operations and properties of the Applicant with particular reference to the transportation by pipeline of petroleum or petroleum products.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.03(b)(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The name, title, telephone number and post office address of the person to whom correspondence or communications in regard to the application are to be addressed. Unless advised to the contrary, the Commissioner will serve notices, orders, and other papers upon the person so named.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.03(b)(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A description of the proposed project together with its siting information, including, but not limited to, a map showing the proposed location of the route of the New Petroleum Pipeline or of the proposed Extension. Applicant</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.03(b)(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A description of the public convenience and necessity that support the proposed location of the route of the new pipeline route or of the proposed Extension.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.03(b)(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The width of the proposed Petroleum Pipeline corridor up to a maximum width of one-third mile.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.03(b)(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A showing that use of the power of eminent domain may be necessary for construction of the New Petroleum Pipeline or for the proposed Extension.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.03(b)(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A showing that the public convenience and necessity for the Petroleum Pipeline justifies the use of the power of eminent domain.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/672-13-.04" name="672-13-.04" title="672-13-.04">Rule 672-13-.04 Additional Information to be Supplied</a></h2> <P>The Applicant shall supply the Commissioner with any such additional information or data as may be determined necessary by the Commissioner.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/672-13-.05" name="672-13-.05" title="672-13-.05">Rule 672-13-.05 Notice of Application and Proposed Route</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.05(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notice of Application. Within ten (10) days of the filing of a complete application for a Certificate as set forth in section <a title="672-13-.03" href="672-13-.03">672-13-.03</a> of this chapter, notice of the application and the proposed route must be published by the Applicant in the legal organ of each county through which the proposed route of the New Petroleum Pipeline or of the Extension is to be located. Proof of publication shall be filed with the Commissioner as soon as practicable after the publication date, but in no event shall proof of the publication be filed later than ten (10) days following the publication date.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.05(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Notice to Landowners. Within ten (10) days of the filing of an application under this Code section, the Applicant shall provide written notice to all landowners whose property is located within the proposed route of the New Petroleum Pipeline or of the Extension. Such notice shall be delivered to each landowner and contain the following language in boldface type: <P>YOUR PROPERTY IS LOCATED WITHIN THE PROPOSED ROUTE OF A PETROLEUM PIPELINE FOR WHICH AN APPLICATION FOR A CERTIFICATE OF PUBLIC CONVENIENCE AND NECESSITY HAS BEEN FILED PURSUANT TO ARTICLE 4 OF CHAPTER 3 OF TITLE 22 OF THE OFFICIAL CODE OF GEORGIA ANNOTATED. SAID ARTICLE ALONG WITH CHAPTER 17 OF TITLE 12 OF THE OFFICIAL CODE OF GEORGIA ANNOTATED PROVIDE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS WHICH MUST BE FOLLOWED BY PETROLEUM PIPELINE COMPANIES BEFORE THEY MAY BUILD A NEW PETROLEUM PIPELINE OR MODIFY AN EXISTING PETROLEUM PIPELINE. THESE PROVISIONS OF THE OFFICIAL CODE OF GEORGIA ANNOTATED ALSO PROVIDE SPECIFIC RIGHTS FOR YOUR PROTECTION. YOU SHOULD FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS AND YOUR RIGHTS.</P> </td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/672-13-.06" name="672-13-.06" title="672-13-.06">Rule 672-13-.06 Public Meetings on the Application</a></h2> <P>The Department will schedule a reasonable number of public meetings regarding the application for a Certificate prior to a final decision being rendered. In no event will fewer than two (2) public meetings be held regarding any application. Notice of the public meetings will be provided in the legal organ of each county through which the proposed route of the Petroleum Pipeline is to be located or through other means of communication deemed necessary and appropriate by the Department.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/672-13-.07" name="672-13-.07" title="672-13-.07">Rule 672-13-.07 Approval or Denial of Application</a></h2> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.07(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In making a decision as to whether to grant a Certificate, the Commissioner shall consider the following: <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.07(a)(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Whether existing Petroleum Pipelines or distribution systems are adequate to meet the reasonable public needs;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.07(a)(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The volume of demand for such petroleum, and whether such demand and that reasonably to be anticipated in the future can support already existing Petroleum Pipelines and distribution systems, if any, and also the Petroleum Pipeline or distribution system proposed by the Applicant;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.07(a)(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The financial ability of the Applicant to furnish adequate continuous service and to meet the financial obligations of the service which the Applicant proposes to perform;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.07(a)(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The adequacy of the supply of petroleum to serve the public;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.07(a)(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The economic feasibility of the Petroleum Pipeline or distribution system and the propriety of the engineering and contracting fees, the expenses, and the financing charges and costs connected with the Petroleum Pipeline or distribution system;</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.07(a)(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The effect on existing revenues and service of other Petroleum Pipelines or distribution system, and particularly whether the granting of such Certificate will or may seriously impair existing public service; and</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.07(a)(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Any other factors which the Commissioner deems necessary to grant or deny a Certificate.</td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.07(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Applicant shall bear the burden of proof to demonstrate that a Certificate should be issued.</td> </tr> </table> <table border="0" width="100%" cellspacing="4" cellpadding="4"> <tr> <td valign="top" width="1%" style="white-space:nowrap;text-align:left;width:18px;"><a style="white-space:nowrap;" name="672-13-.07(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The application review process shall not exceed 120 days in length. If any application is not acted upon within 120 days of the date such application is filed, the application shall be deemed to be approved by operation of law.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/672-13-.08" name="672-13-.08" title="672-13-.08">Rule 672-13-.08 Review of the Commissioner's Decision</a></h2> <P>The issuance or denial of a Certificate may be reviewed by a judge of the superior court of the county in which the pipeline company has an agent and place of doing business. The review shall be by petition filed within 30 days of the date of approval or disapproval of the application and shall be determined on the basis of the record before the Commissioner. The action of the Commissioner shall be affirmed if supported by substantial evidence.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/672-13-.09" name="672-13-.09" title="672-13-.09">Rule 672-13-.09 Notice to Landowner Prior to Initiating Eminent Domain Proceedings</a></h2> <P>Prior to initiating eminent domain proceedings or threatening to do so, the Petroleum Pipeline Company shall cause to be delivered to each landowner whose property may be condemned a written notice containing the following language in boldface type:</P> <P>CHAPTER 17 OF TITLE 12 AND ARTICLE 4 OF CHAPTER 3 OF TITLE 22 OF THE OFFICIAL CODE OF GEORGIA ANNOTATED PROVIDE SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS WHICH MUST BE FOLLOWED BY PETROLEUM PIPELINE COMPANIES BEFORE THEY MAY EXERCISE THE RIGHT TO CONDEMN YOUR PROPERTY. THOSE PROVISIONS OF THE OFFICIAL CODE OF GEORGIA ANNOTATED ALSO PROVIDE SPECIFIC RIGHTS FOR YOUR PROTECTION. YOU SHOULD FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS AND YOUR RIGHTS PRIOR TO CONTINUING NEGOTIATIONS CONCERNING THE SALE OF YOUR PROPERTY TO A PETROLEUM PIPELINE COMPANY.</P> </div> </div> </HTML> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/672-13-.01" name="672-13-.01" title="672-13-.01">Rule 672-13-.01 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/672-13-.02" name="672-13-.02" title="672-13-.02">Rule 672-13-.02 The Exercise of Eminent Domain for the Construction of a Petroleum Pipeline</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/672-13-.03" name="672-13-.03" title="672-13-.03">Rule 672-13-.03 Applications for Certificates of Public Convenience and Necessity</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/672-13-.04" name="672-13-.04" title="672-13-.04">Rule 672-13-.04 Additional Information to be Supplied</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/672-13-.05" name="672-13-.05" title="672-13-.05">Rule 672-13-.05 Notice of Application and Proposed Route</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/672-13-.06" name="672-13-.06" title="672-13-.06">Rule 672-13-.06 Public Meetings on the Application</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/672-13-.07" name="672-13-.07" title="672-13-.07">Rule 672-13-.07 Approval or Denial of Application</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/672-13-.08" name="672-13-.08" title="672-13-.08">Rule 672-13-.08 Review of the Commissioner's Decision</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/672-13-.09" name="672-13-.09" title="672-13-.09">Rule 672-13-.09 Notice to Landowner Prior to Initiating Eminent Domain Proceedings</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2019 Lawriter LLC - All rights reserved.</span>| <a href="mailto:support@casemakerlegal.com?subject=Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia">Email Us</a> | 844-838-0769 | <a href="http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en" target="_blank" onclick="if(navigator.userAgent.toLowerCase().indexOf('opera') != -1 && window.event.preventDefault)window.event.preventDefault();this.newWindow = window.open('http://livechat.casemakerlegal.com/client.php?locale=en&url='+escape(document.location.href)+'&referrer='+escape(document.referrer), 'webim','toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,status=1,menubar=0,width=640,height=480,resizable=1');this.newWindow.focus();this.newWindow.opener=window;return false;">Live Chat</a> </div> </div> </body> </html>