What are the risks of a collision with a high-pressure gas pipeline?
The regulations (see text box below) require project owners and managers to make enquiries with Teréga's operating departments. Information on the location and depth of grids, and on the technical constraints linked to their presence, will be provided.
|Decree n°2011-1241 of 5 October 2011|
1. Measures to be taken when preparing for works:
Art. R 554-20 (extracts): "Any project manager planning work will make prior checks to determine whether or not there are any service structures within or near the construction site. To do so, they will consult the one-stop portal www.reseaux-et-canalisations.gouv.fr to obtain the list and the contact details of the operators of these structures.
Art. R 554-21 (extracts): "The project manager will send a works project declaration to each of the service structure operators indicated by the portal. 2. Measures to be taken before carrying out works: Art. R 554-24 (extracts): "The project manager will consult the one-stop portal www.reseaux-et-canalisations.gouv.fr to obtain the list and the contact details of the operators of any service structures. Art. R 554-25 (extracts): "The project manager will send a request to start work (DICT) to each of the service structure operators indicated by the portal.
Fifteen administrative departments in south-west France are concerned by these measures: Ariège, Aude, Aveyron, Cantal, Haute-Garonne, Gers, Gironde, Landes, Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrénées, Pyrénées-Orientales, Tarn and Tarn-et-Garonne. Requests to start work and all other enquiries concerning high-pressure gas pipelines in the communities concerned will be sent to the relevant departments. Depending on your community, you will find the addresses on the website:
For your safety, Teréga undertakes to:
To make the declaration process easier, Teréga has teamed up with six leading operators (GRTGaz, GrDF, RTE, ERDF, France Télécom-Orange and Lyonnaise des Eau) to form a joint subsidiary known as DECLARANET and has helped create the website, protys.fr.
Protys.fr® is a reliable, long-term, national enquiries portal. Its purpose is to improve safety and prevent the risk of accidents and damage during works in the vicinity of structures. Serving all the stakeholders (prime contractors, construction companies, grid operators, structure concession holders, local communities and public authorities), it facilitates the drafting, transmission and receipt of work project declarations (DT), requests to start work (DICT) and the related responses (proof of receipt), while simplifying supervision of building sites.
The aim of these measures is to:
See the Protys.fr website: http://www.protys.fr/
Teréga regularly launches large-scale communication campaigns designed at preventing damage to its gas pipelines. 25,000 leaflets have been distributed to civil engineering companies, agricultural and forestry businesses, local residents, local councils, municipal groupings, and infrastructure, transport and housing authorities, as well as the local fire and safety departments.
Decree no. 91.1147
Measures to be taken during preparation of works plans: Request for information.
Art 4- Any public or private natural or legal person who plans to carry out works on the territory of a commune must, at the planning preparation stage, obtain information from the local authority of this commune about the existence and any areas for installation of any structures.
Art 7- Companies, including subcontractors or members of consortiums, which are responsible for carrying out the works, should send a statement of intention to start the works to each operator of a structure affected by the works.
The pipelines that make up this network are installed in both the public and private domain and they are buried at variable depths depending on the land they cross.
Damage to a pipeline, even if it looks slight may cause an incident or accident compromising the safety of people and property. Repair is costly for all parties involved.
As a result, Teréga hereby informs you:
- that the layouts of its pipelines (zoning plans) are deposited with the town councils of the communes they cross
- that the régulations oblige:
To limit incidents as far as possible during underground works, Teréga is at your disposal for:
Teréga transports high pressure natural gas to 14 departments in southwest France:
L’Ariège, l’Aude, l’Aveyron, la Haute-Garonne, le Gers, la Gironde, les Landes, le Lot, le Lot-et-Garonne, les Pyrénées-Atlantiques, les Hautes-Pyrénées, les Pyrénées-Orientales, le Tarn and le Tarn-et-Garonne.
Decree no. 91.1147 of 14 October 1991 (Official Gazette of 09/11/91) and application order of 16 November 1994 (Official Gazette of 30/11/94).
Statements of intention to start works and any requests for information about the high pressure gas transport pipelines affecting the communes indicated are to be sent to the sectors concerned.