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When installing a new utility or facility upon PSCo easement, an Encroachment/License Agreement is required. This is required to ensure that the requesting utility or facility is installed in a safe manner in accordance with our Gas Standards and doesn't disturb the safe and continuous delivery of product to our service customers.

The requesting party must be prepared to submit Engineering grade plans and profile drawings with the Encroachment Application. Once an application packet is deemed complete, PSCo's Engineering and Right of Way Departments will review the submittal to determine whether an Encroachment/License Agreement is warranted. This process usually takes 4-6 weeks. Once all conflicts have been resolved, a License Agreement will be executed, which normally takes 2-4 weeks.

When submitting an application, please be prepared to provide the following engineered drawings in PDF format, as applicable to your request:

  • The location of the proposed encroachment on the right-of-way and/or easement
  • The edges of the right-of-way or easement
  • The nearest poles, towers, or other PSCo facilities
  • Tied into a section corner (bearing and distance)
  • Where appropriate, roads, streets, streams, creeks, etc.
  • Construction access routes
  • Equipment weights (tracked and wheeled) if crossing over the pipeline
  • Grading plans
  • Landscaping plans
  • Underground structure dimensions
  • Aboveground structure dimensions
  • Distances from the proposed structures to both the pipeline and ROW

Provide any additional maps or plans as necessary to fully explain the proposed encroachment.

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