Pipeline right of way issues generally involve maintenance, repair, and replacement of pipeline, adding another pipeline, abandoning or removing a pipeline or conversion of use of a pipeline from one type of transport or conduit to another. Sometimes the issue might concern egress or ingress, the right of use of the right of way to enter to one property or another.
Encroachment is the unauthorized use of a licensed or permitted right of way by an encroacher or unauthorized person. This might include building structures, roads or some other form of intrusion upon a dedicated and contracted easement or right of way.
The International Right of Way Association is a group of professional that deal with right of way issues and provide coursework to further education and understanding about these issues. The organization certifies and provides professional designations for various disciplines within the right of way profession.