My consulting firm will help the pipeline company comply with all regulations set up by the legislature and also advise them on how to co-work effectively with the executive and the judiciary arms of the federal government. The company will have to comply with Pipeline Regulations and Standards that fall into two basic categories; regulations on transportation charges and those that address the safety of the environment and the communities (Edwards, (2011).
The legislature affects the pipeline project through the legislations it has put in place regarding oil transportation. The specific legislation affecting the project is regard to safety is the Pipeline Safety Act of 1979 (Edwards, (2011). As such the company should familiarize itself adequately with the safety regulations stipulated therein. The Energy Policy Act of 1992 is another set of legislative regulations that the pipeline company will have to comply in regard to addressing the pricings and how to co-work with other related sectors.
The executive arm of the government has established the Department of Transportation of Pipeline and Hazardous Materials. This body regulates pipeline companies under their umbrella body- the Association of Oil Pipelines (AOPL). Its work is to establish commissions such as the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration (PHMSA) which ensures safety and also addresses the concerns of the pipeline companies (Edwards, (2011). The pipeline company executives should approach this government department to register and obtain guidance on how to go about establishing itself in the industry.
The judiciary’s role is to interpret laws made by the legislature, advice pipeline companies on the laws that they should comply with and how to avoid legal battles. The company should engage the services of registered lawyers to guide them on the registration of the company, patents, trademarks among other issues of ownership that may cause the company problems if not addresses adequately.
Edwards, J. (2011) Regulation of Oil Pipelines in the U.S. and the Enbridge Oil Spill Michigan Bar Journal. Retrieved 22 Nov. 2013 from http://www.michbar.org/journal/pdf/pdf4article1796.pdf