New York Bulk Transmission Siting & Regulation(8-NY)
In New York, a bulk transmission developer may need to obtain a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need from the New York State Public Service Commission.
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
Permitting at a Glance
New York Federal
|Transmission Siting:||New York does not have a comprehensive transmission siting process for transmission project development.|
|Preemptive Authority:||The New York State Public Service Commission has permitting authority over the siting and construction of electric transmission lines.|
|Regulated Entity Definition:||A person is defined as “any individual, corporation, public benefit corporation, political subdivision, governmental agency, municipality, partnership, co-operative association, trust or estate.” N.Y. Pub. Serv. Law §120 (2), Definitions.|
|Public Utility Certificate Threshold:||Any person may need a Certificate of Environmental Compatibility and Public Need from the New York State Public Service Commission to construct an electric transmission line of at least 125 kV that is at least one mile long or with a capacity between 100 kV and 125 kV that is at least 10 miles long. N.Y. Pub. Ser. Law §§ 120-130, Siting of Major Utility Transmission Facilities.|
|Processing Timeframe:||There is no statutorily defined timeframe for approval.|