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Farming activity and pipelines

Farming is the lifeblood of our communities. When working with landowners, we don’t want to impede your operations; we just want to keep families and communities safe, and that safety is a shared responsibility.

Most normal agricultural activities are permitted on the pipeline right-of-way, but some activities still require written consent to ensure the safety of everyone involved, either due to the depth of the activity, or the weight of the equipment involved.

Examples of permitted activities

  • Plowing
  • Fertilizing
  • Disking
  • Harrowing
  • Cultivating
  • Seeding
  • Planting
  • Spraying
  • Tilling
  • Baling
  • Rolling
  • Harvesting

Examples of activities that require written consent

  • Brush clearing
  • Ditching
  • Trenching
  • Earth moving
  • Drainage ditch cleanout
  • Drain tile installation
  • Fencing/Landscaping
  • Augering
  • Using explosives
  • Any excavation or ground disturbance that removes or adds soil cover to the pipeline (including the right-of-way)

Did you know?

Standard farming activities no deeper than 18 inches can be completed without written consent from TC Energy.

Farm vehicles and equipment can cross the pipeline right-of-way without written consent from TC Energy if they are being used to perform an agricultural activity and their loaded axle weight and tire pressure are within the manufacturer’s approved limits and operating guidelines.

Planning work that might require written consent?

Check out our Agricultural Activities fact sheet or our page on Crossings for more information and a helpful checklist to assist in your planning.

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