Nebraska Revised Statute 76-3304

Chapter 76 Section 3304


Pipeline carrier; responsible for reclamation costs; commencement of reclamation; period of obligation.

(1) A pipeline carrier owning, operating, or managing a pipeline or part of a pipeline for the transportation of oil in this state shall be responsible for all reclamation costs necessary as a result of constructing the pipeline as well as reclamation costs resulting from operating the pipeline, except to the extent another party is determined to be responsible.

(2) The pipeline carrier shall commence reclamation of the area through which a pipeline is constructed as soon as reasonably practicable after backfill as provided in sections 76-3307 and 76-3308.

(3) A pipeline carrier's obligation for reclamation and maintenance of the pipeline right-of-way shall continue until the pipeline is permanently decommissioned or removed.