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Alabama Bulk Transmission Land Access(3-AL)

In Alabama, a developer may need a State Land Lease from the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources or applicable state agency with jurisdiction to access state lands. A developer may also need an Occupancy and Use Permit Agreement from the Alabama Department of Transportation for projects within, over, or across a state highway right-of-way.

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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

Alabama Federal

State Land Right-of-Way: Any person may need a State Land Lease to access state lands. Ala. Code § 9-2-3.
State Land Right-of-Way Agency: Alabama Department of Conservation
State Highway Right-of-Way: Any person may need an Occupancy and Use Permit Agreement to construct a utility facility within, over, or across a state highway right-of-way. Alabama – Alabama Department of Transportation Utility Manual
State Highway Right-of-Way Agency: Alabama Department of Transportation
Eminent Domain: "Corporations formed for the purpose of constructing, operating, or maintaining...electric works," power companies, and public utilities "may exercise the power of eminent domain." Ala. Code § 10A-21-2.01.