Article 2. Acquisition Of Easement Rights of California Public Utilities Code >> Division 1. >> Part 4. >> Chapter 2. >> Article 2.
(a) A person involved in the production of natural gas may
buy, hold, and exercise all privileges of ownership of real or
personal property as may be necessary or convenient for the conduct
and operation of, or incidental to, transmission of natural gas.
Without limiting the foregoing, a person involved in the production
of natural gas may acquire a real property easement from a public
utility for the purpose of accommodating the person's gas plant, and
the easement shall be deemed to be held for a public purpose by the
person, provided that the commission finds that the use by the person
is in the public interest.
(b) Within 10 days of submitting an application to the commission
for an order authorizing a public utility to transfer a real property
easement to a person, the public utility shall provide written
notification of the application and of the commission's pending
review of the application, to each owner of real property affected by
the easement. Costs of notification required by this subdivision
shall be paid by the person to whom the public utility proposes to
transfer a real property easement.