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    Hopefully someone out there can help me. A couple years ago I stopped by the alyeska pipeline office in Fairbanks to pick up a RUG "tresspass" permit. I asked the security guard what the advantage was of me having the permit. He said none really we just know who you are now. There must be more to it than this. Could anyone give me a better reason to pick up this permit before going to hunt on the slope.

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    They are right they want to know who is out there. Case and point; several years ago some dumbass near Livingood shot the pipeline!They want to know who is on there as extra eyes and probably if it comes down to it accountability.
    I have had a helicopter land and an armed security guard (w/semi/auto weapon) ask for my permit shortly there afterwards. They security guys have been nothing but professional and nice. It is good for Alyeska to know who is where on the pipeline. The permits are good for a year.
    The whole helicopter thing (around Hess Creek)was wanting to know what I was hunting and reinforced not getting on the pipeline to look for critters!I know I got kinda tangential but it is for accountability if something happens to the pipeline, that is the only thing I can figure, I have used the pipeline for several years in various areas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chsr17 View Post
    I have had a helicopter land and an armed security guard (w/semi/auto weapon) ask for my permit shortly there afterwards. They security guys have been nothing but professional and nice.
    Again remember I went and got the permit previously, but what is the recourse had they asked you for a permit and you didn't have one. Would they escort you away from the pipeline, cite you for tresspass or do nothing. The security guard I talked with when I got my permit really couldn't tell me any personal advantage to me having one. I'm just wondering. I'm going with a buddy this year whose been up before and never got one and before I tell him we "have" to stop by and pick one up I'd prefer to tell him that there is a reason to do it this time when he never has before.

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    It is my understanding that any security officer that you run into on the pipeline service road can issue a RUG. (Rules of Use Guidelines) Best thing is to stop at one of the pumping stations and pick one up or stop on South Cushman Street at the Headquarters to pick up one.

    They are allowing you pretty much free access to the use of the pipeline service road. It is not too much trouble to let them know who is out there. Spill response, accidents, and other incidents do happen, be cautious, be observant, take notes on suspicious activity. All pipeline incidents can be investigated by the FBI.

    I think we, responsible and ethical hunters, have a duty to assist if we can.

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    if i understod them right, if you have a RUG and get hurt out there along it lets say way up north and you need medical attantion you can go to the closest pump station and they will take care of you and do what needs to be done. so that is a huge beny if you need it.

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    Thumbs down Wow!

    OK, lot's of mis-info in this thread.

    The RUG (Right-of-way Use Guidelines) are actually a federal requirement in the lease agreement that Alyeska has with the people who own the land. It is mandatory to have one if you go onto the ROW (right of way that the pipe is on, which includes 200' to either side of the pipe). It is an accountability tool and you are signing an agreement in how you will access the ROW. You can get one at most pump stations and Alyeska office facilities. Takes just a few minutes and a photo ID. If you don't have one, a security officer can issue one in the field, but that's not the appropriate method (if you knew all the alphabet agencies that are checking you out after you've been contacted on the ROW without a RUG, you'd really wished you had picked one up in advance).

    Having a RUG does not give you full permission to access the ROW or the access roads. It gives you the nod from Alyeska, but you must still get permission from the property owner (some property is state or federal, so that you can use, private lands require written permission from the owner in addition to the RUG). The RUG is for crossing the ROW on foot, ATV, or snowmobile. Travel with a highway vehicle on the ROW is prohibited with or without a RUG.

    Having a RUG does NOT give you access to medical treatment. That's probably the worst rumor I've ever heard about the RUG program. There are a few pump stations that have medical capabilities, but that is not for public use. They "may" assist you during a true medical emergency, but they also have no duty to do so. The RUG has ZERO effect on whether or not you'll get help during an emergency. The nature of your emergency and the availability of medical personnel is all that will matter.
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