This is the first edition of CSA Z663, Land use planning in the vicinity of pipeline systems. It supersedes and replaces CSA PLUS 663, Land use planning for pipelines: A guideline for local authorities, developers, and pipeline operators published in 2004.
This Standard aims to address the challenges facing land use planning near pipelines in Canada; outlining key elements that when consistently applied will enhance safe and informed development. Users of this Standard are reminded that additional and site-specific requirements might be specified by federal, provincial/territorial, or municipal authorities. While risk-informed decision-making has become one of the methods supporting informed land development, it is not addressed in this Standard; however, users may choose to use risk-informed decision-making practice. The Technical Committee chose not to incorporate risk-informed decision-making given the multitude of other standards that more aptly address those practices.
This Standard should not be considered as a replacement for the requirements contained in any
a) applicable federal, provincial, territorial, regional, or municipal statute; or
b) regulation, licence, or permit issued pursuant to an applicable statute.
Explanatory material has been added to Annexes to clarify the content and provide guidance.
CSA Group acknowledges that the development of this Standard was made possible, in part, by the financial support of Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) and Canadian Common Ground Alliance (CCGA).
This Standard has been developed in compliance with Standards Council of Canada requirements for National Standards of Canada. It has been published as a National Standard of Canada by CSA Group.
a) provides minimum requirements, guidance, and best practices for land use planning and development processes in the vicinity of existing pipeline systems;
b) addresses roles, responsibilities, and engagement of all stakeholders to establish a consistent approach to land use planning in the vicinity of existing pipeline systems; and
c) focuses on long-range policy planning and site development planning processes in the vicinity of existing pipeline systems.
Note: Annex B provides additional topics and guidance that is not covered in this Standard but deemed beneficial to have available.
This Standard does not apply to
a) infrastructure other than pipeline systems, including but not limited to
i) potable water;
iii) stormwater; and
iv) electric supply and communication.
b) sour gas pipeline systems addressed in CAN/CSA-Z662 and various provincial and/or federal legislation and regulation; and
c) planning and installation of future pipeline systems.
Note: See Figure 1.
In this Standard, shall is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the Standard; should is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; and may is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the Standard.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.
Annexes are designated normative (mandatory) or informative (non-mandatory) to define their application.