To date, Rover Pipeline has attempted to notify all landowners along the route in writing three or more times and, in some cases, verbally or by visiting the landowner’s home to solicit survey permission. The majority of landowners have been responsive and provided the project with direct input regarding the routing.
If a landowner has been unresponsive or has not specifically denied survey permission, under Michigan state law, surveyors are permitted brief access to the property to conduct surveys only. We have worked to minimize this option and work tirelessly to contact landowners. No surveyors should be on property where we have been asked to not come onto the property.
To date, Rover Pipeline has attempted to notify all landowners in writing on three different occasions and in some circumstances more either verbally or by visiting the landowner’s home to solicit survey permission. As a result of the notifications, if the Landowner’s have provided the teams with a definitive “no” response in regards to entry onto their property – either verbally or written, we have made note of it in our records and have remained off of that property. However, in the state of Michigan, if a landowner rejects a company’s survey request, laws may require the project to obtain court mandated survey access to conduct civil, environmental or cultural surveys. In those occurrences where a court order is required for survey, the landowner may be responsible for legal fees related to such proceeding should the court mandate such payment.