This document establishes the technical requirements for applicants seeking Right-of-Way Stewardship Council Accreditation of IVM practices on electric transmission and pipeline rights of way. It is used in an independent audit of an applicant’s integrated vegetation management program. It is intended to aid in identifying excellence.
This document has been developed with the direct participation of the electric transmission, natural gas, and liquid petroleum pipeline industries. The document is also based on input from subject matter experts, and a diverse group of stakeholders including environmental non-governmental organizations, academia, and the public.