Appendix P - Land-based pipeline construction
This appendix provides specific guidelines on the application of best practice erosion and sediment control to the construction of land-based pipelines, and pipeline crossings of waterways, but not offshore pipelines. Its purpose is to describe the various temporary drainage, erosion and sediment control measures that are available for use during the construction of land-based pipelines, and where possible, outline the circumstances in which their use is likely to be warranted.
It is not the intent of this appendix to over-rule the ESC standards set by regulatory authorities for pipeline construction. The intent is to define, from an industry perspective, what is considered ‘reasonable and practicable’ with regards to temporary erosion and sediment control measures applied during the construction of pipelines.
The production of Appendix P was a joint project between IECA Australasia and the Australian Pipeline and Gas Association (APGA, previously APIA). The document was prepared by Grant Witheridge from Catchments and Creeks Pty Ltd and by Landloch Pty Ltd.