SECTION 1. Chapter 164 of the General Laws is hereby amended by striking Section 75D in its entirety and inserting in its place thereof the following section:-
Section 75D. Survey preliminary to eminent domain proceedings; applicability to natural gas pipelines
The provisions of section 72A shall be applicable to natural gas pipeline companies, as defined in section 75B. Notwithstanding any other provision of Section 75, no natural gas pipeline company shall be permitted to submit a petition to the department for survey access or to enter upon lands for survey access preliminary to eminent domain proceedings and as provided in section 72A, unless such natural gas pipeline company (a) has been issued with respect to the project for which survey access is sought either (i) a certificate of public convenience and necessity under chapter 15B of the United States Code, or, as applicable for intrastate pipelines, (ii) any required certificate or approval required pursuant to any local or state law, including a certificate under section 69K, and (b) has secured a final, unappealable adjudication of an order granting the applicable certificate as set forth in subsection (a). Any petition filed with the department under this section seventy-five D shall be subject to an adjudicatory hearing before the department.
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