The North Dakota Department of Agriculture's pipeline restoration and reclamation oversight program connects landowners and tenants experiencing pipeline reclamation and restoration issues with an independent ombudsman.
After notification of the issue, the ombudsman will conduct an on-site examination with the landowner or tenant to assess the situation. The ombudsman will then prepare a written report, contact the pipeline company detailing the findings and work with all parties to resolve the issues in a satisfactory and timely manner.
The program also provides educational outreach to help landowners/tenants consider things such as pipeline pathways, type of pipeline installation, soil impacts, type of vegetation being reestablished, timelines and other issues before signing agreements.
If you are a landowner or tenant and need help with pipeline restoration and reclamation please fill out the online form: