Usage and Safety 
grants and agreements

The following agreements are used to convey certain rights depending on CMP's ownership in property and the level of rights being requested.

Easement
Ownership where CMP's rights are limited to the rights stated in the easement deed and rights needed or useful to exercise the stated rights.

Fee
Ownership where CMP has all the property rights for the property except for rights reserved by the prior owner or conveyed away by CMP.

Letter of Permission
Temporary, personal rights, not assignable and terminable; used when CMP has fee ownership.

Use Agreement
Grants CMP's consent for specific use with conditions and may be terminable; used when CMP has easement ownership.

Permanent Use Agreement
Grants CMP's consent for specific permanent use with conditions on CMP easement only.

License
contract for temporary rights, not assignable and terminable.

Lease
Contract for temporary rights, may be assignable, typically involves periodic lease payments.

Assessment Agreement (PDF) - grants entry to CMP's corridors for evaluation of major co-linear projects such as natural gas pipelines. This agreement is only for large commercial projects that involve considerable dedication of CMP resources during the evaluation process. CMP will not begin the assessment  process until the Assessment Agreement is executed.