17.20.1311 PIPELINE FACILITIES, EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVES
(1) An application for a pipeline facility must contain an evaluation of alternatives including, but not limited to, the use of alternative transportation modes, alternative starting points or destination points, alternative diameter pipe, alternative flow rates, alternative rates of pumping or compressing, alternative size, number and location of pump or compressor stations, alternative pump or compressor fuels and fuel sources, alternative pipe wall thickness and alternative pipe material, and the no action alternative. Service area utilities shall also evaluate alternate methods of meeting the need for the energy being transported.
History: 75-20-105, MCA; IMP, 75-20-211, MCA; NEW, 1984 MAR p. 1844, Eff. 12/28/84; TRANS, from DNRC, 1996 MAR p. 2863; AMD, 2001 MAR p. 2410, Eff. 12/7/01; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 252, Eff. 2/11/05.