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North Carolina Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-NC)

In North Carolina, a transmission developer may need a state land right-of-way from the North Carolina Department of Administration. A developer may need to obtain a Utility Encroachment from the North Carolina Department of Transportation to construct a transmission line on, under, over, or near a state highway. 19A N.C. Admin. Code 2b.0502(a) (1981).

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Permitting at a Glance

North Carolina Federal

State Land Right-of-Way: Any person may need a State Land Right-of-Way to use state land for a purpose that serves the public interest. N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. §146-11 (1959).
State Land Right-of-Way Agency: North Carolina Department of Administration
State Highway Right-of-Way: Utilities may need a Utility Encroachment Permit before crossing or occupying any state highway right-of-way. 19A N.C. Admin. Code 2b.0502(a) (1981).
State Highway Right-of-Way Agency: North Carolina Department of Transportation
Eminent Domain: Electric power companies may exercise the power of eminent domain for the construction of poles and towers. N.C. Gen. Stat. Ann. §62-183, Grant of Eminent Domain, (1963).