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The rules provide for procedures for administration of O.C.G.A. 22-3-84, governing the obtaining of the permit provided for in O.C.G.A. 22-3-84(a).</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-23-.02" name="391-3-23-.02" title="391-3-23-.02">Rule 391-3-23-.02 Authority</a></h2> <P>This rule is promulgated to the authority conferred by O.C.G.A. 22-3-84(b), and pursuant to Chapter 13 of Title 50, the Georgia Administrative Procedures Act.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-23-.03" name="391-3-23-.03" title="391-3-23-.03">Rule 391-3-23-.03 Definitions</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="391-3-23-.03(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Additional Surveys' means those surveys performed to gather site specific engineering or environmental information. Site walk-throughs to support the application for a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity are not additional surveys.</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="391-3-23-.03(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity' means a determination by the Commissioner, or the Commissioner's designee, that, pursuant to the provisions of O.C.G.A. 22-3-83, a pipeline company has demonstrated that there is a public necessity for a proposed petroleum product pipeline that justifies the use of the power of eminent domain.</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="391-3-23-.03(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Commissioner' means the Commissioner of the Georgia Department of Transportation.</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="391-3-23-.03(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Condemnor' means any person authorized by the Georgia General Assembly to exercise the power of eminent domain. For the purpose of these rules, petroleum and petroleum product pipeline companies are condemnors.</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="391-3-23-.03(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Corridor of Public Utilities' means right of way for electric, telephone, and cable facilities and pipelines such as natural gas, liquid product, sewer and water.</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="391-3-23-.03(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Director' means the Director of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.</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="391-3-23-.03(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Division' means the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.</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="391-3-23-.03(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Eminent Domain' means the power of the State of Georgia, through its regular organization, and of municipalities, and of private persons or corporations authorized to exercise functions of public character, to reassert, either temporarily or permanently, dominion over any portion of the soil of the State on account of public exigency and for the public good.</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="391-3-23-.03(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Environmental Effects Report' means a report that describes potential adverse effects on the environment, created by any proposed petroleum or petroleum product pipeline where the use of eminent domain is being considered.</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="391-3-23-.03(10)">(10)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Georgia Environmental Policy Act' means Chapter 16 of Title 12 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.</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="391-3-23-.03(11)">(11)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Interest', when referring to land, means any title or nontitle interest other than fee simple title.</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="391-3-23-.03(12)">(12)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Owner' means any person who, as a matter of public records in the county in which the land is located, holds title to property located in the path of a pipeline, or any other person with possession, control, or other property interest in land in the path of a 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="391-3-23-.03(13)">(13)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Person' means any corporation, public or private, company, person, partnership, firm or association.</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="391-3-23-.03(14)">(14)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Petroleum Product' means any mixture of naturally occurring or artificially produced refined hydrocarbons that are liquid at atmospheric temperatures and pressures.</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="391-3-23-.03(15)">(15)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Pipeline' means a pipeline constructed or to be constructed as a common carrier in interstate or intrastate commerce for the transportation of petroleum or petroleum products in or through Georgia.</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="391-3-23-.03(16)">(16)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Pipeline Company' means a corporation organized under the laws of Georgia or which is organized under the laws of another state and which is specifically authorized by its charter or articles of incorporation to construct and operate pipelines for the transportation 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="391-3-23-.03(17)">(17)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Pipeline Facility' or `Pipeline Facilities' means and includes the pipeline and all equipment or facilities, including lateral lines, essential to the operation of the pipeline but shall not include any storage tank or storage facility which is not being constructed as a part of the operation of the 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="391-3-23-.03(18)">(18)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Professional Engineer' means a person registered to practice engineering in the State of Georgia in accordance with Chapter 15 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.</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="391-3-23-.03(19)">(19)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Professional Geologist' means a person registered to practice geology in the State of Georgia in accordance with Chapter 19 of Title 43 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated.</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="391-3-23-.03(20)">(20)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> `Title' is the means whereby the owner of land has just possession of his or her property.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-23-.04" name="391-3-23-.04" title="391-3-23-.04">Rule 391-3-23-.04 Application of Rules</a></h2> <P>These rules apply only to the procedures for obtaining a permit provided for in O.C.G.A. 22-384(a).</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-23-.05" name="391-3-23-.05" title="391-3-23-.05">Rule 391-3-23-.05 Use of Condemnation</a></h2> <P>When a pipeline company, which has obtained a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Commissioner, or the Commissioner's designee, and has obtained a permit from the Division, is unable to acquire a property or interest required for such a certified and permitted project after reasonable negotiation with the owner of such property or interest, the company may acquire such property or interest by the use of the condemnation procedures authorized by Chapter 2 of Title 22.</P> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-23-.06" name="391-3-23-.06" title="391-3-23-.06">Rule 391-3-23-.06 Access to Property</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="391-3-23-.06(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> After obtaining a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity, pipeline companies shall have a right of reasonable access to property proposed or considered as the site of a pipeline for the purpose of conducting additional surveys of such property for use in determining the environmental and engineering suitability of such property for placement of a pipeline. The owner of any property or property interest, which is entered by a pipeline company for the purpose of additional surveys, shall have the right to be compensated for any damage to such property incident to such entry. Any such survey shall be conducted in such a fashion as to cause minimal damage to the property.</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="391-3-23-.06(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Such access shall be conditioned on the pipeline company notifying the owner by personal delivery, telex, facsimile, express delivery service, or certified mail. The pipeline company shall, if so requested by the Director, provide receipt records or such other reasonable information to document that such notification was provided at least 14 days in advance of the anticipated date of the additional survey(s). The notification shall include 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="391-3-23-.06(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A description of proposed additional survey activities.</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="391-3-23-.06(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A general schedule of the dates of survey activities.</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="391-3-23-.06(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A general map showing the approximate location of proposed activities.</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="391-3-23-.06(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A description of any soil/water testing; a description of proposed access to property, including a description of proposed access to cropland, pasture, forest land, orchards, and livestock enclosures.</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="391-3-23-.06(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A description of proposed measures to prevent property damage; a statement that the pipeline company shall provide reasonable compensation to the owner for any damages to the property incident to such survey(s).</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="391-3-23-.06(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity issued by the Commissioner or the Commissioner's designee.</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="391-3-23-.06(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In boldfased type, the following statement: <P>CODE SECTIONS <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=22-3-87&amp;title=22#" target="_newtab">22-3-87</a> 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 CODE SECTIONS ALSO PROVIDE SPECIFIC RIGHTS FOR YOUR PROTECTION. YOU SHOULD MAKE YOURSELF FAMILIAR WITH THOSE REQUIREMENTS AND YOUR RIGHTS PRIOR TO CONTINUING NEGOTIATIONS CONCERNING THE SALE OF YOUR PROPERTY TO A PETROLEUM PIPELINE COMPANY.</P> </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="391-3-23-.06(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A copy of the O.C.G.A. 22-3-80 through 22-3-88 and of these Rules.</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="391-3-23-.06(3)">(3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event after reasonable efforts have been made to personally locate, identify, or notify an owner, a pipeline company, for the purposes of obtaining access to property for survey(s), may provide reasonable public notice. Said reasonable public notice shall be published in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and in the legal organ in the county in which all or part of the property occurs. The public notice shall identify the proposed pipeline route, the location of the said property, and the owner's name, if known. Fourteen days after said public notice, the pipeline company shall have access to the property for additional surveys.</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="391-3-23-.06(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Pipeline companies shall consult with owners and consider reasonable modifications, as suggested by an owner, to prevent or minimize damage to the owner's property.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-23-.07" name="391-3-23-.07" title="391-3-23-.07">Rule 391-3-23-.07 Permits from the Environmental Protection Division</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="391-3-23-.07(1)">(1)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> A pipeline company as a condemnor shall, prior to the exercise of eminent domain, apply for and obtain a permit from the Director. This permit shall be issued on the basis of a determination by the Director that the portion of the proposed pipeline, which is the subject of the application, is consistent with and not an undue hazard to the environment and natural resources of Georgia. This determination shall address: <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="391-3-23-.07(1)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Whether the proposed route of such portion of the pipeline is an environmentally reasonable route.</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="391-3-23-.07(1)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Whether other corridors of public utilities already in existence may reasonably be used for the siting of such portion of the 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="391-3-23-.07(1)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The existence of any local zoning ordinances and that such portion of the project will comply with those ordinances unless to require such compliance would impose an unreasonable burden on the project as weighed against the purpose of such ordinances.</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="391-3-23-.07(1)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> That ample opportunity has been afforded for public comment, specifically including but not limited to comment by the governing body of such municipality or county within which the proposed project or any part thereof is to be located.</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="391-3-23-.07(1)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Such reasonable conditions to the permit as will allow the monitoring of the effect of the petroleum pipeline upon the property subject to eminent domain and the surrounding environment and natural resources.</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="391-3-23-.07(2)">(2)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Permit applications shall include an environmental effects report. The environmental effects report to support the permit application shall: <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="391-3-23-.07(2)(a)">(a)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Include a description of the proposed project, under consideration for condemnation, including its route across the property sufficiently adequate to permit the location of the subject parcel on a United States Geological Survey 1:24,000 topographic quadrangle map.</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="391-3-23-.07(2)(b)">(b)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Include a copy of the Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity issued by the Commissioner or the Commissioner's designee. The copy shall include route maps and descriptions.</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="391-3-23-.07(2)(c)">(c)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Include the location of lands under consideration for condemnation and the names of the owners of said lands.</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="391-3-23-.07(2)(d)">(d)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Include information on other corridors of public 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="391-3-23-.07(2)(e)">(e)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Include information on the existence of any local zoning ordinances and whether or not the pipeline company will comply with local zoning ordinances.</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="391-3-23-.07(2)(f)">(f)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Include a proposal, where appropriate, for monitoring the effects of the petroleum pipeline on the surrounding environment and natural resources, including but not limited to wetland dewatering, sinkhole inducement, impact on protected plants and animals, pollutant pathways, and stream siltation. No proposal is necessary for leak detection or any other monitoring required by federal regulations.</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="391-3-23-.07(2)(g)">(g)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Include information on consultations with owners, described in <a title="391-3-23-.06" href="391-3-23-.06">391-3-23-.06</a> (e), listing all significant disputes and the manner in which they either were settled or resolved.</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="391-3-23-.07(2)(h)">(h)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Include copies of any background data on engineering or environmental studies in the possession of or used by the pipeline company that are relevant to selecting or developing the proposed pipeline route and/or preparing the permit application.</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="391-3-23-.07(2)(i)">(i)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The environmental effects report shall be generally consistent with the environmental effects report described in the Division's July 1, 1991 Guidelines for the Georgia Environmental Policy Act. The environmental effects report shall include an environmental check list generally equivalent to that in the aforementioned Guidelines. The environmental effects report shall be prepared under the direction of and shall be signed and sealed by a professional engineer or a professional geologist.</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="391-3-23-.07 (3)"> (3)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The permit application shall provide documentation that owners whose lands or titles are being considered for condemnation by eminent domain have been provided the information described in 391-323-.06 (2) above.</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="391-3-23-.07(4)">(4)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Within seven days of the receipt of the application, the Director shall provide for reasonable public notice of the application and the proposed route. The public notice of the application also shall make provisions for a public hearing on the application for the permit. The hearing shall be within sixty days of the date of the public notice of the application. Any interested person may submit written comments on the proposed pipeline prior to the date of the public hearing.</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="391-3-23-.07(5)">(5)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Director may request reasonable additional application information from the pipeline company in order to make the determination to issue a permit. If possible, any such request shall be within 45 days of the receipt of the application.</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="391-3-23-.07(6)">(6)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> In the event the permit application is not approved or denied within 120 days of the date of the publication of the public notice of the application as provided in O.C.G.A. 22-3-84, the application shall be deemed approved by operation of law and the permit deemed issued. The permit application information shall be provided to the Division in a timely manner so that the Director may have up to 120 days to assess the environmental effects report; to assess other information deemed relevant by the Director; to hold hearings; and to issue or deny the permit.</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="391-3-23-.07(7)">(7)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Director may include reasonable conditions to the permit as will allow the monitoring of the effect of the petroleum pipeline on the surrounding environment and natural resources. No condition will be included involving leak detection monitoring or any other monitoring required by federal regulations.</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="391-3-23-.07(8)">(8)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> Whenever in the judgement of the Director any monitoring condition contained in the permit is not being complied with, the Director may make application to the appropriate superior court for an order enjoining and restraining such act or practice.</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="391-3-23-.07(9)">(9)</a></td> <td valign="top" style="text-align:left" class="leftalign"> The Director shall, upon approval or denial of a permit, specify in writing to the applicant the reasons for the approval or denial.</td> </tr> </table> <h2><a href="/GAC/391-3-23-.08" name="391-3-23-.08" title="391-3-23-.08">Rule 391-3-23-.08 Hearings and Appeals</a></h2> <P>All hearings and appeals on applications and permits required under this rule shall be conducted in accordance with Chapter 13 of Title 50, the `Georgia Administrative Procedures Act'. In the event that the final decision of the Administrative Law Judge is not rendered within 120 days of the date of filing of a petition of review, the decision of the Director shall be affirmed by operation of law. Judicial review of the permit approval or denial shall be governed by O.C.G.A. 12-2-1.</P> </div> </div> </div> <div id="toc" class="sidebar noprint"> <ul id="toc-children" class="children"><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-23-.01" name="391-3-23-.01" title="391-3-23-.01">Rule 391-3-23-.01 Purpose</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-23-.02" name="391-3-23-.02" title="391-3-23-.02">Rule 391-3-23-.02 Authority</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-23-.03" name="391-3-23-.03" title="391-3-23-.03">Rule 391-3-23-.03 Definitions</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-23-.04" name="391-3-23-.04" title="391-3-23-.04">Rule 391-3-23-.04 Application of Rules</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-23-.05" name="391-3-23-.05" title="391-3-23-.05">Rule 391-3-23-.05 Use of Condemnation</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-23-.06" name="391-3-23-.06" title="391-3-23-.06">Rule 391-3-23-.06 Access to Property</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-23-.07" name="391-3-23-.07" title="391-3-23-.07">Rule 391-3-23-.07 Permits from the Environmental Protection Division</a></li><li><a href="/GAC/391-3-23-.08" name="391-3-23-.08" title="391-3-23-.08">Rule 391-3-23-.08 Hearings and Appeals</a></li></ul> </div> </div> <!--content ends here--> <div id="footer" class="noprint"><span class="footer">Copyright &copy; 2017 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>