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|StateProcess=In Arkansas, a developer may need to obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the [[Arkansas Public Service Commission]] to construct or operate any new equipment or a facility supplying a public service. A developer may also need to obtain a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need from the [[Arkansas Public Service Commission]] before constructing a major utility facility.
 
|StateProcess=In Arkansas, a developer may need to obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the [[Arkansas Public Service Commission]] to construct or operate any new equipment or a facility supplying a public service. A developer may also need to obtain a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need from the [[Arkansas Public Service Commission]] before constructing a major utility facility.
|GlanceTopic=Transmission
 
 
|SitingAuth=The [[Arkansas Public Service Commission]] has primary authority over siting transmission lines by public utilities.
 
|SitingAuth=The [[Arkansas Public Service Commission]] has primary authority over siting transmission lines by public utilities.
 
|SitingAgency=[[Arkansas Public Service Commission]]
 
|SitingAgency=[[Arkansas Public Service Commission]]
|SitingProcess=A developer may need to obtain a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need from the [[Arkansas Public Service Commission]] before constructing a major utility facility. [[Arkansas – Ark. Code Ann. §23-18-5 et seq., Utility Facility Environmental and Economic Protection Act (1973)|Ark. Code Ann. §23-18-503(6) (1973)]].
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|SitingProcess=A public utility may need a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the construction of any transmission line.
|SitingThreshold=A Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need is required for electric generation plant capable of operating at a capacity of fifty megawatts (50 MW) or more. [[Arkansas – Ark. Code Ann. §23-18-5 et seq., Utility Facility Environmental and Economic Protection Act (1973)|Ark. Code Ann. §23-18-503(6) (1973)]]
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|SitingThreshold=Transmission lines of 100 kV or more. [[Arkansas – Ark. Code Ann. §23-18-5 et seq., Utility Facility Environmental and Economic Protection Act (1973)|Ark. Code Ann. §23-18-503(6) (1973)]].
 
|SitingAct=[[Arkansas – Ark. Code Ann. §23-18-5 et seq., Utility Facility Environmental and Economic Protection Act (1973)]].
 
|SitingAct=[[Arkansas – Ark. Code Ann. §23-18-5 et seq., Utility Facility Environmental and Economic Protection Act (1973)]].
|RegEntityDef=A public service, in part, includes any product or commodity furnished and the plan, equipment… and facilities employed by any public utility…” [[Arkansas – Ark. Code Ann. §23-1-1 et seq., Public Utilities - Definitions, (2017) |Ark. Code Ann. §23-1-1(12) (2017)]].
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|RegEntityDef=“Public utility” for the purpose of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity includes persons and corporations, or their lessees, trustees, and receivers, owning or operating in this state equipment or facilities for…transmitting…electricity…for the public for compensation” [[Arkansas – Ark. Code Ann. §23-1-1 et seq., Public Utilities - Definitions, (2017) |Ark. Code Ann. §23-1-1(12) (2017)]]. A “public utility” for the purpose of a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need is defined as “a person engaged in the production, storage, distribution, sale, delivery, or furnishing of electricity or gas, or both, to or for the public…”[[Arkansas – Ark. Code Ann. §23-18-5 et seq., Utility Facility Environmental and Economic Protection Act (1973)|Ark. Code Ann. §23-18-503(6) (1973)]].
|PubUtilTxCert=A developer may need to obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the [[Arkansas Public Service Commission]] to construct or operate any new equipment or a facility supplying a public service. [[Arkansas – Ark. Code Ann. §23-3-2 et seq., Certificates of Convenience and Necessity, (2017)|Ark. Code Ann. §23-3-201(a) (2017)]]; [[Arkansas Public Service Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure|Arkansas PSC Rules of Practice and Procedure, Rule 6.01]].
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|PubUtilTxCert=A developer may need a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct or operate any new equipment or a facility supplying a public service. [[Arkansas – Ark. Code Ann. §23-3-2 et seq., Certificates of Convenience and Necessity, (2017)|Ark. Code Ann. §23-3-201(a) (2017)]]; [[Arkansas Public Service Commission Rules of Practice and Procedure|Arkansas PSC Rules of Practice and Procedure, Rule 6.01]].
 
|SitingTimeframe=There is no statutorily mandated timeframe for approval.
 
|SitingTimeframe=There is no statutorily mandated timeframe for approval.
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|GlanceTopic=Transmission
 
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Arkansas Bulk Transmission Siting & Regulation(8-AR)

In Arkansas, a developer may need to obtain a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity from the Arkansas Public Service Commission to construct or operate any new equipment or a facility supplying a public service. A developer may also need to obtain a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need from the Arkansas Public Service Commission before constructing a major utility facility.

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Arkansas Federal

Transmission Siting: A public utility may need a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need for the construction of any transmission line.
Transmission Siting Agency: Arkansas Public Service Commission
Transmission Siting Threshold: Transmission lines of 100 kV or more. Ark. Code Ann. §23-18-503(6) (1973).
Transmission Siting Act: Arkansas – Ark. Code Ann. §23-18-5 et seq., Utility Facility Environmental and Economic Protection Act (1973).
Preemptive Authority: The Arkansas Public Service Commission has primary authority over siting transmission lines by public utilities.
Regulated Entity Definition: “Public utility” for the purpose of a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity includes persons and corporations, or their lessees, trustees, and receivers, owning or operating in this state equipment or facilities for…transmitting…electricity…for the public for compensation” Ark. Code Ann. §23-1-1(12) (2017). A “public utility” for the purpose of a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need is defined as “a person engaged in the production, storage, distribution, sale, delivery, or furnishing of electricity or gas, or both, to or for the public…”Ark. Code Ann. §23-18-503(6) (1973).
Public Utility Certificate Threshold: A developer may need a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity to construct or operate any new equipment or a facility supplying a public service. Ark. Code Ann. §23-3-201(a) (2017), Arkansas PSC Rules of Practice and Procedure, Rule 6.01.
Processing Timeframe: There is no statutorily mandated timeframe for approval.