Jefferson County Drainage District No 6

General Applications

PROCEDURES AND INSTRUCTIONS
for
PIPELINE/UTILITY PERMIT APPLICATION

  1. This application only applies to pipeline/utility crossings.  The application does not apply to use of the berm roads, installing temporary or permanent road crossings, or any other use of the ditch or right-of-way, and such requests will require a separate agreement.
  2. The Applicant shall:
    1. Obtain from the District’s office a copy of the District’s ditch inventory map of the area to be crossed by applicant’s proposed pipeline/utility;
    2. Provide a surveyor’s cross-section of each crossing to be permitted showing the existing shape of the ditch and adjacent embankment and normal ground elevation for a distance of 150’ on either side of the existing ditch;
    3. Provide the necessary insurance requirements as explained in Schedule A of the application; and
    4. Complete and return an original and one copy of the application, together with all required information.
  3. Upon the return of the completed forms, the District Engineer will review the application and submit a recommendation of findings and opinion as to the feasibility of the request to the District’s Board of Directors for approval.
  4. A fee of $1,500 per rod will be charged for each pipeline/utility structure that may cross any properties owned by the District.
  5. Upon the payment of the established fees and the presentation of the appropriate insurance certificate (Schedule A), and upon approval of the District Engineer, the request will be placed on the Board of Director’s agenda for formal action.  If approved, an executed copy of the permit application will be returned to the applicant.
  6. Before any construction begins, the District’s Project Inspector must be notified of the starting date.  During the permit period, the District shall have the right to inspect the construction site. All criteria, provisions, and restrictions covered in the permit shall be strictly enforced.  Any deviations from these specifications may be cause for cancellation of the permit and forfeiture of all fees, bonds, and insurance.
  7. Any changes in the previously approved construction plan will necessitate an amendment for the crossing and must be submitted to the District in writing, explaining in detail any changes requested and the reason for such changes.  The request for amendment to the application will be reviewed under the same process as the original request and will require Board action on the amendment.  If there is a need to amend the original permit, the applicant must submit a new permit application accompanied by a copy of the original permit.
  8. Upon the applicant’s notification to the District of the conclusion of the construction and completion of all work related to the applicant’s proposal, the District’s representative will perform a final inspection and report findings to the District Engineer. If the work has not been satisfactorily completed, the applicant will be notified immediately of the steps that need to be taken to complete all inadequacies.  If, after reasonable time has elapsed, the construction area still does not meet the requirements of the District, as set forth in the permit, the permit will be immediately terminated without the need for further notice, and legal action will be taken to recover damages.
  9. Upon satisfactory completion of the project or any other action that would constitute the closing of the permitted authority, the permit will remain on file with the District.
  10. Contact the Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6’s right-of-way representative to discuss the scope of the project, application procedures, and instructions.
  11. Please return an original and one copy of the following for processing:
    1. Permit application form;
    2. Drainage District No. 6 Ditch Map and Locator Map;
    3. Plans/profile of pipeline/utility structure crossing; and
    4. Applicant’s ACORD insurance certificate (in compliance with Schedule A).
    5. Check payable to Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6 for appropriate fee(s) as required.
  12. Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6 will attempt to process permit applications within 30 days after receipt of the above required information.
  13. All questions regarding this application should be addressed to the Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6’s right-of-way representative or the District Engineer.

PROCEDURES AND INSTRUCTIONS
for
STORM DRAINPIPE TIE-IN  PERMIT APPLICATION

  1. This application only applies to Storm Drainpipe Tie-Ins.  The application does not apply to the use of the berm roads, installing temporary or permanent road crossings, or any other use of the ditch or right-of-way, and such requests will require a separate agreement.
  2. The Applicant shall:
    1. Obtain, from the District’s office, a copy of the District’s Ditch Inventory Map of the area(s) of the proposed storm drainpipe tie-in;
    2. Provide specifications and drawings of the proposed storm drainpipe tie-in (see attached sample cross-sections);
    3. Provide the necessary insurance requirements as explained in Schedule A of the application; and
    4. Complete and return an original and one copy of the application, together with all required information.
    5. A fee of $250 will be charged for each permit submitted. The fee is payable at the time the permit is submitted.
  3. Upon the return of the completed forms, the District’s Engineer shall review the application and submit a recommendation based on findings and opinion as to the feasibility of the request to the District’s Board of Directors for approval.
  4. Upon the presentation of the appropriate insurance certificate (Schedule A), and upon approval of the District’s Engineer, the request will be placed on the Board of Director’s Agenda for formal action.  If approved, an executed copy of the permit application will be returned to the applicant, setting the date for the permit time period to begin.
  5. Before any construction begins, the District’s Project Manager, Nelson Nixon – 409-658-7498, must be notified of the starting date and the area must be clearly marked.  During the permit period, the District shall have the right to inspect the construction site.  All criteria, provisions, and restrictions as covered in the permit shall be strictly enforced.  Any deviations from these specifications may be cause for cancellation of the permit and forfeiture of all fees, bonds, and insurance.
  6. Any changes in the previously approved construction plan will necessitate an amendment for the tie-in and must be submitted to the District in writing, explaining in detail any changes requested and the reason for such changes.  The request for amendment to the application will be reviewed the same as the original request, and will require Board action on the amendment.  If there is a need to amend the original permit, the applicant must submit a new permit application accompanied by a copy of the original permit.
  7. Upon the applicant’s notification to the District of the conclusion of the construction and completion of all work related to the applicant’s proposal, the District’s Project Inspector must be notified to perform the final inspection and report his findings to the District’s Engineer.  If the work has not been satisfactorily completed, the applicant will be notified immediately of the steps which need to be taken to complete all inadequacies.  If, after reasonable time has elapsed, the construction area still does not meet the requirement of the District as set forth in the permit, the permit will be immediately terminated without the need for further notice, and legal action will be taken to recover damages.
  8. Upon satisfactory completion of the project or any other action which would constitute the closing of the permitted authority, the permit will remain on file in the District’s office.
  9. Contact Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6’s right-of-way representative to discuss the scope of the project application, procedures and instructions.
  10. Please return two original copies of the following for processing:
    1. Permit application form;
    2. Drainage District No. 6 Ditch Map and Locator Map;
    3. Plans, specifications, and cross-section drawings for the storm drainpipe tie‑in (see attached sample sheets); and
    4. Applicant’s ACORD Certificate of Insurance (in compliance with Schedule A of the application).
  11. Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6 will attempt to process permit applications within 30 days after receipt of the above required information.
  12. All questions regarding this application should be addressed to Jefferson County Drainage District No. 6’s right-of-way representative or the District Engineer.
  13. District contact information is as follows:

JEFFERSON COUNTY DRAINAGE DISTRICT NO. 6

6550 Walden Road
Beaumont, Texas 77707
Office – 409-842-1818  /   Fax – 409-842-2729

Email Addresses:
District Engineer – Doug Canant, PE, RPLS, CFM
dscanant@dd6.org
Project Manager – Chace Mann
(Right-of-Way Representative)
cmann@dd6.org
Project Manager – Nelson Nixon
(Inspections)
nnixon@dd6.org